[ US /ˈtɑpəkəɫ, ˈtɑpɪkəɫ/ ]
[ UK /tˈɒpɪkə‍l/ ]
  1. of or relating to or arranged by topics
    a detailed record on both a chronological and a topical basis
  2. pertaining to the surface of a body part
    a topical anesthesia
    a drug for topical (or local) application
  3. of interest at the present time
    a topical and timely study of civil liberty
    a topical reference
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How To Use topical In A Sentence

  • Protection of skin from light exposure, photo-allergen avoidance, topical corticosteroids, oral nicotinamide, vitamine B complex and antihistamines were effective in most cases.
  • Side effects of all topical treatments include allergic and contact dermatitis, depigmentation of surrounding normal skin, and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  • ‘News’ is often more agitprop or tabloid than topical.
  • A range of shampoos, emollient products and some topical steroid preparations can be bought from pharmacies.
  • To further clarify the benefit of the combination of topical techniques for tumour destruction and external beam radiotherapy randomised studies are required.
  • Intradermal calcium injections are required for burns that do not respond to topical therapy, for extensive burns or when treatment delay has occurred. 23,16 A 27 to 30 gauge needle is used to inject a 10 percent calcium gluconate solution into the burn. 22 No greater than 0.5 ml. of solution should be injected per cm2, in order to avoid pressure necrosis. 24 Injections should be extended 0.5 cm. beyond the affected area. Hydrofluoric Acid
  • Topical wild yam preparations, which contain diosgenin, and progesterone creams were tested.
  • It's very easy to find your way around, and there are topical menus on every page, leading you to categories such as Beyond Buddies, Head and Heart, and Out of Bounds.
  • Contact dermatitis in the ear canal can result from almost any local irritant, including topical anti-infective agents and anesthetics and other topical preparations.
  • Launched the GuideLiner ™ catheter, D-Stat Rad-Band ™ topical hemostat, Gator ™ ClipSeal plug, Drainer ™ centesis catheter and Guardian® II hemostasis valve in the U.S. News
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