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The therapeutic generation of local heat in body tissues by high-frequency electromagnetic currents.

di′a·ther′mic (-mĭk) adj.


1. (Medicine) of or relating to diathermy
2. (General Physics) able to conduct heat; passing heat freely
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I believe that radio-frequency diathermy is and should continue to be an important therapeutic modality and the SeliTherm system will make diathermic therapy available to a much wider range of patients than ever before.
Don then gave Kelly's mattress the company's diathermic heat treatment, covering the bed in a special tent and heating it to get rid of dust mites, fungi and bacteria before vacuuming it again.
Extractable heaters for easy maintenance and refilling of diathermic oil are standard.