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14:34 Apr 2, 2005
English to English translations [Non-PRO] Medical - Medical (general)
English term or phrase:topically
Apply topically as directed.
This is also in the medical sense. Topically has a number of meanings which one is applicable here?
Explanation: To the affected area, a restricted area.
locally Definition from dictionary. ... 2, locally, topically. to a restricted
area of the body; "apply this medicine topically" ... http://www.wordreference.com/definition/locall
Explanation: Any good dictionary should help you here, like Chambers 21st Century...
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applied to the skin
Explanation: Topical: Pertaining to a particular surface area. A topical agent is applied to a certain area of the skin and is intended to affect only the area to which it is applied. Whether its effects are indeed limited to that area depends upon whether the agent stays where it is put or is absorbed into the blood stream. http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9878
Chemotherapy, topical: Treatment with an anticancer drug in a lotion, ointment or cream that is applied to the skin.