Definition of iontophoresis in English:

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iontophoresis

Pronunciation: /ʌɪˌɒntə(ʊ)fəˈriːsɪs/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A technique of introducing ionic medicinal compounds into the body through the skin by applying a local electric current.
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.

Origin

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

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