Percutaneous Penetration Enhancers Physical Methods in Penetration Enhancement

  • Nina Dragicevic
  • Howard I. Maibach

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Sonophoresis in Penetration Enhancement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sang Eun Lee, Jongbum Seo, Seung Hun Lee
      Pages 15-30
    3. José Juan Escobar-Chávez, Roberto Díaz-Torres, Clara Luisa Domínguez-Delgado, Isabel Marlen Rodríguez-Cruz, Raquel López-Arellano, Elvia Adriana Morales Hipólito
      Pages 31-58
  3. Iontophoresis in Penetration Enhancement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Taís Gratieri, Yogeshvar N. Kalia
      Pages 61-65
    3. Virginia Merino, Alicia López Castellano, M. Begoña Delgado-Charro
      Pages 77-101
  4. Electroporation in Penetration Enhancement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Babu M. Medi, Buddhadev Layek, Jagdish Singh
      Pages 105-122
    3. Muralikrishnan Angamuthu, S. Narasimha Murthy
      Pages 123-137
  5. Novel Electrochemical Devices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Geoffrey Lee, Britta Schröder, Ulrich Nickel, Elisabeth Meyer
      Pages 141-157
  6. Different Waves in Penetration Enhancement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Hamid R. Moghimi, Azadeh Alinaghi
      Pages 161-174
    3. Gonçalo F. F. Sá, Carlos Serpa, Luis G. Arnaut
      Pages 175-191
  7. The Use of Magnetic Fields in Penetration Enhancement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Heather A. E. Benson, Matthew McIldowie, Tarl Prow
      Pages 195-206
  8. Moxibustion in Penetration Enhancement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207

About this book


Percutaneous Penetration Enhancers in a mini-series format comprising five volumes, represents the most comprehensive reference on enhancement methods – both well established and recently introduced – in the field of dermal/transdermal drug delivery. In detail the broad range of both chemical and physical methods used to enhance the skin delivery of drugs is described. All aspects of drug delivery and measurement of penetration are covered, and the latest findings are provided on skin structure and function, mathematics in skin permeation, and modern analytical techniques adapted to assess and measure penetration. In offering a detailed description of the methods currently in use for penetration enhancement, this book will be of value for researchers, pharmaceutical scientists, practitioners, and also students.​


Electroporation Neddle-free jet injections Sonophoresis and iontophoresis Transdermal delivery of peptides and proteins Vesicles under voltage

Editors and affiliations

  • Nina Dragicevic
    • 1
  • Howard I. Maibach
    • 2
  1. 1.Apoteka “Beograd”BelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.San FranciscoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-53271-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-53273-7
  • About this book
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