- * * *The introduction into the tissues, by means of an electric current, of the ions of a chosen medicament. SYN: ionic medication, ionization (3), iontotherapy. [ion + G. phoresis, a carrying]
* * *ion·to·pho·re·sis (.)ī-.änt-ə-fə-'rē-səs n, pl -re·ses -.sēz the introduction of an ionized substance (as a drug) through intact skin by the application of a direct electric currention·to·pho·rese -'rēs vt, -resed; -res·ingion·to·pho·ret·ic -'ret-ik adjion·to·pho·ret·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv
* * *n.the technique of introducing through the skin, by means of an electric current, charged particles of a drug, so that it reaches a deep site. The method has been used to transfer salicylate ions through the skin in the treatment of deep rheumatic pain. See also cataphoresis.
* * *ion·to·pho·re·sis (i-on″to-fə-reґsis) the introduction by means of the electric current, of ions of soluble salts into the tissues of the body, often for therapeutic purposes; a form of electro-osmosis. Called also iontherapy.
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