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1. Obsolete synonym for pyrotherapy.
2. Treatment of fever.
[pyreto- + G. therapeia, treatment]
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Fever produced artificially to treat certain diseases such as central nervous system syphilis. Sustained fever of 105°F (40.5°C), or even higher, maintained for 6 to 8 or 10 hr may be induced by medical diathermy or injection of malarial parasites.
See also: fever
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