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balneology

(băl′nē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The science of baths or bathing, especially the study of the therapeutic use of thermal baths.

balneology

[bal′nē·ol′əjē]
Etymology: L, balneum, bath; Gk, logos, science
a field of medicine that deals with the chemical compositions of various mineral waters and their healing characteristics, especially in baths. balneological, adj.

bal·ne·ol·o·gy

(bal'nē-ol'ŏ-jē)
The science of the therapeutic use of baths.
[L. balneum, bath, + G. logos, study, discourse]

balneology

The study of balneotherapy-medical treatment employing mineral baths. There is grave doubt as to whether balneology can be classified as a science.

balneology (balˈ·nē·ˑ·l·gē),

n the study and practice of therapeutic bathing.
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According to experience of other countries, the peat suitable for balneology has to be well humified (40-50%).
3, 2010 (TAP) - Participants in the 63rd General Assembly of the World Federation of Balneology and Health Resorts (FEMTEC) and in the Scientific Congress on A1/2 Traditions, Innovation and Quality Supervision e held last November 1-2 in Hammamet, paid a large tribute to Tunisia for the avant-garde achievements it carried out , by means of the impetus given by President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, in matters of balneology and for its major role in boosting international co-operation in this field.
Bioclimatology and balneology in dermatology: A Dead Sea perspective.
Indeed it is thought to be the one of the main cradles of balneology, the science of baths or bathing, with the Thermes de Cesar baths having offered treatments since 1843 and the Bains du Rocher spa, which we visited in the final stages of its construction, offering a more contemporary take on things with its jade floors, pebbled walls and incredible indoor/outdoor lagoon housed either side of a glass-roofed dome allowing the tantalising prospect of taking a soak in full of view of the dramatic Pyrenean mountain range.
Balneology, vocabulary mean is science of bath, can be defined as the science of natural therapeutic factors, which sourced from underground, soil, water and climate (8).
Sunlight sparkles off the surface of the water, into which I sink, my balneology retreat feeling complete.
Karl-Ludwig Resch from the Balneology and Spa Medicine Research Institute of Bad Elster, Germany, to present his and others' most recent findings on this topic.