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Química Nova

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TASSINARY, João Alberto; BIANCHETTI, Paula; REMPEL, Claudete  and  STULP, Simone. Avaliação dos efeitos do ultrassom terapêutico sobre a cafeína e verificação da liberação em sistema de difusão vertical. Quím. Nova [online]. 2011, vol.34, n.9, pp.1539-1543. ISSN 0100-4042.

Currently, the physiotherapists use the phonoforesis, which consists in the therapeutical ultrasound (US) used to increase the drug molecules migration through the skin, however, the US can shows oxidative effects, and is used, for example, in chemical reactions acceleration. The present study aimed to perform the electrochemical evaluation and the diffusion investigation of gel/caffeine 5% solutions submitted to therapeutical US (continuous mode, 1.0 W cm-2 and 1 MHz). It this study, it has been verified diffusion increase and a possible oxidation of the caffeine molecules, when subjected to therapeutical US.

Keywords : phonoforesis; therapeutical ultrasound; caffeine.

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