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n. pl. pho·to·ther·a·pies
The treatment of a disorder, especially of the skin, by exposure to light, including ultraviolet and infrared radiation.

pho′to·ther′a·peu′tic (-pyo͞o′tĭk) adj.


(ˌfəʊtəʊˈθɛrəpɪ) or


(Pathology) (functioning as singular) the use of light in the treatment of disease
ˌphotoˌtheraˈpeutic adj
ˌphotoˌtheraˈpeutically adv


(ˌfoʊ təˈθɛr ə pi)

the treatment of disease by means of exposure to light.
pho•to•the•rap•ic (ˌfoʊ toʊ θəˈræp ɪk) adj.
pho`to•ther′a•pist, n.

phototherapy, phototherapeutics

the treatment of disease, especially diseases of the skin, with light rays. — phototherapeutic, adj.
See also: Remedies
the treatment of disease, especially diseases of the skin, with light rays. — phototherapeutic, adj.
See also: Light
the treatment of disease, especially diseases of the skin, with light rays. — phototherapeutic, adj.
See also: Skin
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phototherapy - the use of strong light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn
actinotherapy, radiation therapy, radiotherapy, irradiation, radiation - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance


n. fototerapia, exposición a los rayos del sol o a una luz artificial con propósito terapéutico.


n fototerapia
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Photochemotherapy - using light to target cancer - is fast emerging as an effective and non-invasive treatment.
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Among the established therapies phototherapy and photochemotherapy have limited use for adverse reactions, difficult access to the sources of light and time spent during treatment.
Another standard dermatological therapy for Ps is utilization of 8-methoxypsoralen plus UVA photochemotherapy (PUVA).
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Indeed it has been reported that fair skinned patients undergoing photochemotherapy for dermatological conditions have low serum folate concentrations, suggesting that folate depletion may occur in vivo.
Adding acitretin to phototherapy enables the use of lower-dose acitretin, and lower doses and fewer treatments with ultraviolet B (UVB) or psoralen-ultraviolet A photochemotherapy (PUVA).
9) on 30 stable vitiligo patients (not on any treatment for 1 month), the treatment group received oral antioxidants with photochemotherapy while the placebo group received only photochemotherapy for 3 months.
Extracorporeal photochemotherapy as adjuvant treatment of heart transplant recipients with recurrent rejection.
Systemic therapy is required for these patients which include photochemotherapy conventional systemic and more recently biological agents.