American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Through or by way of the skin: transdermal inoculation; transdermal medication.
- adj. through the unbroken skin; refers to medications applied directly to the skin (creams or ointments) or in time-release forms (skin patches)
“While a recent meta-analysis found that oral HRT increased the risk for stroke by 30%, no large studies have examined the effect of "transdermal" HRT on stroke.”
“Since "transdermal" forms don't have to pass through the liver, as Premarin does, they pose less risks for blood clots that can cause stroke and heart attack.”
“My family and I are taking a combination of the aminos and using the transdermal creme.”
“Another is to use a transdermal glutathione crÃ¨me which can actually cross the skin and enter the blood stream 8,9.”
“Another is to use a transdermal glutathione crème which can actually cross the skin and enter the blood stream 8,9.”
“If you really want the HRT but want to minimize risks (notice I did not say elimiate - I said minimize) then low dose transdermal HRT may be an option.”
“I recommend the lowest dose for the shortest time, and prefer transdermal estrogen over oral forms if possible.”
“I would agree that in younger women there remains a concern about thromboembolism and stroke, but the use of transdermal lower dose preparations may mitigate much of this risk.”
“Some studies also suggest that a form of estrogen called estradiol, delivered in transdermal patches or gels, may avoid some cardiovascular issues that oral forms have.”
“Two new clinical trials, called KEEPs and ELITE, which are testing transdermal estradiol and natural progesterone gel in women in their 50s, are expected to begin reporting data next year.”
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