Origin of percutaneousper- + cutaneous
Evelyn applied the percutaneous nicotine patch to help her kick her habit of smoking cigarettes.
An example of percutaneous is lotion rubbed into the skin.
(comparative more percutaneous, superlative most percutaneous)
- Taking place through the skin
percutaneous - Medical Definition
- Genetic testing for and detection of the fragile X mutation can be performed on the developing baby before birth through amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), and percutaneous umbilical blood sampling.
- Percutaneous umbilical blood sampling (PUBS)-A technique used to obtain pure fetal blood from the umbilical cord while the fetus is in utero and also called cordocentesis.
- Fetal assessment includes percutaneous umbilical cord blood sampling (PUBS) (cordocentesis), amniocentesis, amniotic fluid analysis, and ultrasound.
- As in percutaneous tests, a reddened, swollen spot develops at the injection site for each substance to which the child is sensitive.
- In percutaneous or prick testing, a drop of each allergen to be tested is placed on the skin, usually on the forearm or the back.