iontophoresis [ī än΄tō fə rē′sis]
[ModL < ionto-, ion, ionic (< Gr iont-, iōn: see ION) + Gr phorēsis, a being carried < phērein, BEAR1]
a medical technique in which an electric current is used to drive ions of chemicals through the skin and into the body tissues
iontophoretic [ī än΄tō fəret′ik]

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