actinotherapy


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actinotherapy

(ˌæktɪnəʊˈθɛrəpɪ)
n
(Medicine) a former name for radiotherapy

actinotherapy

radiotherapy.
See also: Radiation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.actinotherapy - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substanceactinotherapy - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
phototherapy - the use of strong light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn
Curietherapy, radium therapy - the use of radium in radiation therapy
X-ray therapy - the therapeutic use of X rays
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
References in periodicals archive ?
The amended Act defined actinotherapy as the external application of infrared and ultraviolet irradiation.
Publications shifted from an interest in remedial therapies and exercise to an increasing interest in electrotherapy and actinotherapy.