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electrotherapy

 [e-lek″tro-ther´ah-pe]
treatment of disease by means of electricity; see also diathermy.
cerebral electrotherapy electrosleep.

e·lec·tro·ther·a·peu·tics

, electrotherapy (ē-lek'trō-thār'ă-pyū'tiks, -thār'ă-pē),
Use of electricity in the treatment of disease.

electrotherapy

/elec·tro·ther·a·py/ (-ther´ah-pe) treatment of disease by means of electricity.

electrotherapy

(ĭ-lĕk′trō-thĕr′ə-pē)
n. pl. electrothera·pies
Medical therapy using electric currents. Also called electrotherapeutics.

electrotherapy

electrotherapy

Alternative medicine
A general term for any use of electric current as a therapy, usually understood to mean that which is not FDA approved or deemed effective by mainstream medical practitioners.

e·lec·tro·ther·a·peu·tics

, electrotherapy (ĕ-lek'trō-thār'ă-pyū'tiks, -ă-pē)
Use of electricity in the treatment of disease.

electrotherapy

the use of electrical energy in the treatment of injury, relief of pain or other therapeutic applications to stimulate tissue healing and restore function. Though the exact mechanism of action remains unclear, electrotherapy is used in physiotherapy to enhance natural healing. Electrical stimulation has been shown to block transmission of pain and promote endorphin release. Different forms of electrotherapy, each producing different frequencies and waveforms, include transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TENS), short-wave diathermy and interferential electrotherapy. The various forms are used, as appropriate, to treat injury to different tissue types and at different stages.

e·lec·tro·ther·a·peu·tics

, electrotherapy (ĕ-lek'trō-thār'ă-pyū'tiks, -ă-pē)
Use of electricity in treatment of disease.

electrotherapy

treatment of disease by means of electricity. See also diathermy.
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