Diathermy definition

dīə-thûrmē
The therapeutic generation of local heat in body tissues by high-frequency electromagnetic currents.
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Medical treatment in which heat is produced beneath the skin by a high-frequency electric current, radiation, etc., to warm or destroy tissue.
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The therapeutic generation of local heat in body tissues by high-frequency electromagnetic currents.
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(physics, medicine) The generation of heat using high-frequency electromagnetic currents; especially the therapeutic production of heat in tissues in order to form coagulation.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
diathermy
Plural:
diathermies

Origin of diathermy

  • dia- +‎ -thermy

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