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Sonophoresis is a process that exponentially increases the absorption of semisolid topical compounds (transdermal delivery) into the epidermis, dermis and skin appendages. Sonophoresis occurs because ultrasound waves stimulate micro-vibrations within the skin epidermis and increase the overall kinetic energy of molecules making up topical agents. It is widely used in hospitals to deliver drugs through the skin. Pharmacists compound the drugs by mixing them with a coupling agent (gel, cream, ointment) that transfers ultrasonic energy from the ultrasound transducer to the skin. The ultrasound probably enhances drug transport by cavitation, microstreaming, and heating. Sonophoresis is also used without drug delivery in physical therapy, and as a complementary modality for iontophoresis.



  • Ansel's Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery System (Page 300) (ISBN 0-7817-4612-4)

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Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (subscription)
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:00:00 -0800

Enhancement of percutaneous absorption or penetration of therapeutic agents (ie, drugs and macromolecules) by ultrasound, termed sonophoresis, has been applied and studied for decades. In this study, the penetration percentage through porcine ear skin ...
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:26:15 -0700

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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:56:59 -0700

Whereas dermatologic topical formulations (foams, creams, lotions, ointments, gels, etc.) target skin diseases, topical transdermal delivery systems (TDDS) are designed to treat systemic medical conditions or localized joint or muscle conditions, using ...
New Zealand Herald
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:06:02 -0700

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Times of India
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 02:28:19 -0700

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PR Web (press release)
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:45:00 -0700

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Waikato Times

Waikato Times
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:07:37 -0700

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