medical diathermy


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med·i·cal di·a·ther·my

diathermy of mild degree causing no destruction of tissue.
Synonym(s): thermopenetration

medical diathermy

Etymology: L, medicare + dia, through, therme, heat
the application of high-frequency electrical currents to generate therapeutic heat in diseased tissues.

med·i·cal di·a·ther·my

(med'i-kăl dī'ă-thěr-mē)
Diathermy of mild degree causing no destruction of tissue.

medical diathermy

The generation of heat within the body by the application of high-frequency oscillatory current for warming, but not damaging, tissues.
See also: diathermy
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