Definition of iontophoresis in English:


Syllabification: i·on·to·pho·re·sis
Pronunciation: /īˌäntəfəˈrēsis


  • A technique of introducing ionic medicinal compounds into the body through the skin by applying a local electric current.
    More example sentences
    • Magnetic insoles have no demonstrated benefit, nor does therapeutic ultrasonography, laser therapy, iontophoresis, or electron-generating devices.
    • Other delivery vehicles for topical anesthesia currently in development, including iontophoresis and anesthetic patches, may one day give patients and physicians even more flexibility.
    • If symptoms are not relieved, physical therapy that includes ultrasonography, massage, and iontophoresis should be considered.



Pronunciation: /-ˈretik/
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  • The primary transdermal iontophoretic route seems to be appendageal or intercellular through pre-existing pathways or as a result of low
  • There is little information available on the feasibility of transdermal iontophoretic delivery of anticancer agents in vivo.
  • The reverse iontophoretic extraction of glucose across the skin is primarily electroosmotic and has been successfully used to monitor glycemia in diabetics.


Pronunciation: /-ˈretik(ə)lē/
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  • The dye was iontophoretically injected by current pulses of short duration, generated by the electrometer.
  • Reduced sweating was observed after iontophoretically applied acetylcholine on the forearm.
  • When picrotoxin was applied iontophoretically during peripheral nerve stimulation, the analgesic effect was reduced.


early 20th century: from ion, on the pattern of electrophoresis.

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