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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.

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

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Medical Daily
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 09:26:15 -0800

“The skin and eyes pose challenges for drug delivery, so we have focused on improving drug delivery in these organs using nanotechnology, iontophoresis and sonophoresis, which is permeation using sound waves.” This isn't the first study to try to ...

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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 07:45:00 -0800

"The skin and eyes pose challenges for drug delivery, so we have focused on improving drug delivery in these organs using nanotechnology, iontophoresis and sonophoresis, which is permeation using sound waves." The researchers now plan to develop an ...
 
Economic Times
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 23:45:27 -0800

"The skin and eyes pose challenges for drug delivery, so we have focused on improving drug delivery in these organs using nanotechnology, iontophoresis and sonophoresis, which is permeation using sound waves," said Lopez. The researchers now plan to ...
 
Economic Times
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 23:33:26 -0800

"The skin and eyes pose challenges for drug delivery, so we have focused on improving drug delivery in these organs using nanotechnology, iontophoresis and sonophoresis, which is permeation using sound waves," said Lopez. The researchers now plan to ...
 
Economic Times
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 19:38:38 -0800

"The skin and eyes pose challenges for drug delivery, so we have focused on improving drug delivery in these organs using nanotechnology, iontophoresis and sonophoresis, which is permeation using sound waves," said Lopez. The researchers now plan to ...
 
Economic Times
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 19:41:26 -0800

"The skin and eyes pose challenges for drug delivery, so we have focused on improving drug delivery in these organs using nanotechnology, iontophoresis and sonophoresis, which is permeation using sound waves," said Lopez. The researchers now plan to ...

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Health Newsline
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 04:33:45 -0800

“The skin and eyes pose challenges for drug delivery, so we have focused on improving drug delivery in these organs using nanotechnology, iontophoresis and sonophoresis, which is permeation using sound waves,” said Lopez. The study was published in ...
 
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