Percutaneous
Through the skin, as in a percutaneous biopsy.
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Denoting the passage of substances through unbroken skin, as in absorption by inunction; also passage through the skin by needle puncture, including introduction of wires and catheters by Seldinger technique. SYN: transcutaneous, transdermic.

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per·cu·ta·ne·ous .pər-kyu̇-'tā-nē-əs adj effected or performed through the skin <\percutaneous removal of renal calculi (G. M. Preminger )(et al)>
per·cu·ta·ne·ous·ly adv

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adj.
through the skin: often applied to the route of administration of drugs in ointments, etc., which are absorbed through the skin.

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per·cu·ta·ne·ous (pur″ku-taґne-əs) [per- + cutaneous] performed through the skin, as injection of radiopaque material in radiological examination, or the removal of tissue for biopsy accomplished by a needle. Cf. transdermal.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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