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A topical medication is a medication that is applied to a particular place on or in the body, as opposed to systemically. (The word topical derives from Greek τοπικός topikos, "of a place".) Most often this means application to body surfaces such as the skin or mucous membranes to treat ailments. Many topical medications are epicutaneous, meaning that they are applied directly to the skin.  As a route of administration, the topical route is contrasted with the enteral route (in the digestive tract), the intravenous route (injected into veins), and others. 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, because they reach the circulation after being absorbed by the tissues.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. Ointments are also under topical medication. An ointment is a homogeneous, viscous, semi-solid preparation, most commonly a greasy, thick oil (oil 80% - water 20%) with a high viscosity, that is intended for external application to the skin or mucous membranes. Ointments have a water number that defines the maximum amount of water that it can contain.They are used as emollients or for the application of active ingredients to the skin for protective, therapeutic, or prophylactic purposes and where a degree of occlusion is desired. Ointments are used topically on a variety of body surfaces.

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