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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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Nonetheless, as the present times are not very favourable to balneology, everyone is more concerned about "numbers" than customer opinions.
The geothermal water is currently used for space heating and domestic hot water (approximately 38 per cent), greenhouse heating (34 per cent), balneology (30 per cent), and low-temperature industrial processes (13 per cent).
Balneology is largely used for the treatment of rheumatic diseases that are also common in Estonia (Saks et al.
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.
The last quarter of the 19th century witnessed the birth of modern bathing therapy and balneology.
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).
50) In an 1890 article in the Journal of Balneology (the study of baths and bathing), which would also be printed as a twenty-three page pamphlet entitled Notes on the mineral waters of St.
Sunlight sparkles off the surface of the water, into which I sink, my balneology retreat feeling complete.
Otto Knusel of the Rheuma- und Rehabilitationsklini in Valens, Grisons makes a strong case for the acceptance of balneology within the modem medical world.
There is a long tradition of using geothermal energy for direct applications (mostly for balneology and greenhouse heating) in many of these countries, and most of the towns have district heating systems using water heated by hydrocarbons.
During the event the republic presented promising directions for cooperation with foreign partners in the field of logistics, balneology, tourism, industry and agribusiness.