Transdermal vs Transcutaneous - What's the difference?

transdermal | transcutaneous | Synonyms |

Transdermal is a synonym of transcutaneous.


As adjectives the difference between transdermal and transcutaneous

is that transdermal is through the unbroken skin while transcutaneous is (medicine) penetrating, entering, or passing through the intact skin; in contrast to percutaneous meaning through a disruption in the skin.

As a noun transdermal

is a transdermal patch or implant.

transdermal

English

Adjective

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

    * transdermal implant * transdermal patch

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A transdermal patch or implant.
  • transcutaneous

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (medicine) Penetrating, entering, or passing through the intact skin; in contrast to percutaneous meaning through a disruption in the skin.
  • Transcutaneous measurement of oxygen is a helpful monitoring procedure.

    Synonyms

    * transdermal