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Pilocarpine Delivery and Current Density in Sweat Collection

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory
Pulmonology & Critical Care
Gastroenterology

Objective:

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Description:

The current or electric density is the amount of current delivered per area of electrode surface. This is important in iontophoresis where there is migration of small ions in an electric field, as occurs with pilocarpine during sweat collection. If the current density is too high, discomfort and burns may occur.

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