noun. 1. the use of a narcotic or other types of compound in the identification or medication of a disease. Paths of consist of medicines places directly on the surface of a wound, ailment, etc. Topical medicinal approaches can also be completed via oral, rectal, vaginal, under-the-tongue, and via injection with a syringe. The latter can be utilized with the assistance of an IV, or may be administered directly into muscle tissue, or subcutaneously. Systematic administration or inhalation of drugs are other possibilities. 2. Reference: test administration.
ADMINISTRATION: "The administration of certain injections may cause a burning sensation under the skin."