short-wave diathermy


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short-wave diathermy

Etymology: AS, sceort + wafian + Gk, dia + therme, heat
a method of providing heat deep in the body by short-wave electric currents. The high-frequency short-wave uses wavelengths of 3 to 30 meters. It is used to treat chronic arthritis, bursitis, sinusitis, and other conditions.

short-wave diathermy

Abbreviation: SWD
Diathermy using wavelengths of 3 to 30 m. The most common frequency is 27.12 MHz. The heat may be applied in a continuous manner as a deep heat modality or pulsed to take advantage of the nonthermal effects of this form of radiation.
See also: diathermy
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A comparison of the effects of continuous and pulsed short-wave diathermy on peripheral circulation.
Pulsed short-wave diathermy effects on human fibroblast proliferation.
The contract is for the supply of medical equipment, broken down into ranges: Range I - CTG apparatus; Scope II - chassis X-ray camera; Scope III - Short-Wave Diathermy therapy magnetic field; Range IV - imaging system for vitreoretinal surgery (for ophthalmic microscope OPMI Lumera type / Zeiss).