Topical vs Transdermal - What's the difference?

topical | transdermal |


As adjectives the difference between topical and transdermal

is that topical is of current interest; contemporary while transdermal is through the unbroken skin.

As nouns the difference between topical and transdermal

is that topical is (pharmacology) a topical anaesthetic while transdermal is a transdermal patch or implant.

topical

English

Adjective

(wikipedia topical) (en adjective)
  • Of current interest; contemporary.
  • ''Fair trade has become quite a topical subject.
  • local to a particular place
  • (medicine, not comparable) Applied to a localized part of the body.
  • Arranged according to topic or theme; thematic.
  • Antonyms

    * systemic

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (pharmacology) A topical anaesthetic.
  • Anagrams

    * * *

    transdermal

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Through the unbroken skin.
  • Derived terms

    * transdermal implant * transdermal patch

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A transdermal patch or implant.