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Nanotechnology is an emerging branch of science that involves the engineering of functional systems on the nanoscale (1-100 nm). Nanotechnology has been used in biomedical and therapeutic agents with the aim of providing novel treatment solutions where small molecule size may be beneficial for modulation of biologic function. Recent investigation in nanomedicine has become increasingly important to cutaneous pathophysiology, such as functional designs directed towards skin cancers and wound healing. This review outlines the application of nanoparticles relevant to dermatologic surgery.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Key words : drug delivery, keratinocyte carcinoma, melanoma, nanoparticles, nanotechnology, surgery
Abbreviations used : 5-FU, ALA, BCC, EPR, FDA, KC, MRSA, PDT, PLGA, SCC, SLN, ZnPc
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