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Related to diathermy: surgical diathermy
The therapeutic generation of local heat in body tissues by high-frequency electromagnetic currents.
di′a·ther′mic (-mĭk) adj.
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(Medicine) local heating of the body tissues with an electric current for medical or surgical purposes
[C20: from New Latin diathermia, from dia- + Greek thermē heat]
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di•a•ther•my(ˈdaɪ əˌθɜr mi)
also di•a•ther•mi•a(ˌdaɪ əˈθɜr mi ə)
the therapeutic generation of heat in body tissues by electric currents.
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a method of treatment involving the production of heat in the body by electric currents. Also diathermia. — diathermic, adj.See also: Remedies
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A method used during surgery to allow cutting without excessive bleeding, using a high-frequency electric current.
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|Noun||1.||diathermy - a method of physical therapy that involves generating local heat in body tissues by high-frequency electromagnetic currents|
modality - a method of therapy that involves physical or electrical therapeutic treatment
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n. diatermia, aplicación de calor a los tejidos del cuerpo por medio de una corriente eléctrica.
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