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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.
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