Definitions for topicalˈtɒp ɪ kəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
top•i•calˈtɒp ɪ kəl(adj.)
pertaining to or dealing with matters of current or local interest.
pertaining to the subject of a discourse, composition, etc.
of a place; local.
Med. on the skin or external surface:
a topical ointment.
Origin of topical:
1580–90; < Gk topik(ós) local, pertaining to commonplaces (see topo -, -ic ) + -al1
pertaining to the surface of a body part
"a drug for topical (or local) application"; "a topical anesthesia"
of or relating to or arranged by topics
"a detailed record on both a chronological and a topical basis"
of interest at the present time
"a topical reference"; "a topical and timely study of civil liberty"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
topical(adjective)ˈtɒp ɪ kəl
the very topical issue of global warming
A topical anaesthetic.
Of current interest; contemporary.
Fair trade has become quite a topical subject.
local to a particular place
Applied to a localized part of the body.
Arranged according to topic or theme; thematic.
of or pertaining to a place; limited; logical application; as, a topical remedy; a topical claim or privilege
pertaining to, or consisting of, a topic or topics; according to topics
resembling a topic, or general maxim; hence, not demonstrative, but merely probable, as an argument
A topical medication is a medication that is applied to body surfaces such as the skin or mucous membranes to treat ailments via a large range of classes including but not limited to creams, foams, gels, lotions and ointments. Topical medications differ from many other types of drugs because mishandling them can lead to certain complications in a patient or administrator of the drug. Many topical medications are epicutaneous, meaning that they are applied directly to the skin. Topical medications may also be inhalational, such as asthma medications, or applied to the surface of tissues other than the skin, such as eye drops applied to the conjunctiva, or ear drops placed in the ear, or medications applied to the surface of a tooth. As a route of administration, topical medications are contrasted with enteral and intravascular/intravenous. A topical effect, in the pharmacodynamic sense, may refer to a local, rather than systemic, target for a medication. However, many topically administered drugs have systemic effects. Some hydrophobic chemicals, such as steroid hormones, can be absorbed into the body after being applied to the skin in the form of a cream, gel or lotion. Transdermal patches have become a popular means of administering some drugs for birth control, hormone replacement therapy, and prevention of motion sickness. One example of an antibiotic that may be applied topically is chloramphenicol.
Translations for topical
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of interest at the present time.
- آني الأهَمِيَّهArabic
- atualPortuguese (BR)
- actual, de actualidad, de interés actualSpanish
- مورد بحث روز؛ امروزیFarsi
- מְעִנייַנֵי הַשָׁעָהHebrew
- mál dagsins, það sem er efst á baugiIcelandic
- d'attualità, attualeItalian
- 시사 문제를 다룬, 시국에 관한Korean
- مورد بحث روز؛ امروزیPersian
- په موضوع پورې مربوط، په ورځنيو جرياناتو پورې تړلى: سيمه ييز، موضعيPashto
- de actualitateRomanian
- güncel aktüelTurkish
- 熱門話題Chinese (Trad.)
- актуальний, животрепетнийUkrainian
- حالات حاضرہ سے متعلقUrdu
- có tính chất thời sựVietnamese
- 当前热门话题的Chinese (Simp.)
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