Pharmaceutical Skin Penetration Enhancement

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Kenneth A. Walters, Jonathan Hadgraft
Taylor & Francis, Apr 28, 1993 - Medical - 456 pages
This reference work - written by more than 35 leading international experts in the field of percutaneous penetration - fully explains the mechanisms and means of enhanced skin absorption in drug therapy.;The book identifies the features that an enhancer should possess for maximum activity and addresses underlying physico-chemical factors of the penetrant that affect the drug absorption process.;Pharmaceutical Skin Penetration Enhancement introduces all techniques used for basic research into skin penetration enhancement; reviews the advantages and limitations of various chemical enhancers; compares the use of physical enhancement during the processes in iontophoresis; and more.;Containing over 180 drawings, photographs, micrographs, and tables, and providing nearly 1000 bibliographic references, Pharmaceutical Skin Penetration Enhancement is a practical resource for both investigators conducting fundamental research in the field and for those working in an industrial setting, including pharmaceutical scientists, dermatologists, toxicologists, and cosmetic chemists, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

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