superficial heating

superficial heating

The application of heat to the skin and subcutaneous tissues.
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(2003) The effects of superficial heating before 1-MHz ultrasound on tissue temperature.
Biophysical principles of heating and superficial heating agents.
Moist heat packs are categorized as superficial heating agents--reaching to a depth of less than 2 cm (1/2 inch) (Starkey, 2004).

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