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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.
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(ˌfəʊtəʊˈθɛrəpɪ) or


(Pathology) (functioning as singular) the use of light in the treatment of disease
ˌphotoˌtheraˈpeutic adj
ˌphotoˌtheraˈpeutically adv
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(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.
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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
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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
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n. fototerapia, exposición a los rayos del sol o a una luz artificial con propósito terapéutico.
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n fototerapia
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References in periodicals archive ?
PUVA-bath photochemotherapy for congenital palmoplantar keratoderma in an 11-year-old girl.
Treatment modalities included topical agents, phototherapy and photochemotherapy, thalidomide, systemic immunomodulatory drugs, antiepileptics and antidepressants, and emerging treatment approaches.
* Light-sensitive individuals including those on PUVA (Psoralen + UV Radiation) or other photochemotherapy (for light-activated whitening systems) Patients taking any photo-reactive drugs or substances, whether over-the-counter, prescription, or homeopathic
Patient was treated with PUVA and later with extracorporeal photochemotherapy (ECP).
Lange, "Outcomes of pregnancies among women and partners of men with a history of exposure to methoxsalen photochemotherapy (PUVA) for the treatment of psoriasis," JAMA Dermatology, vol.
Photochemotherapy is a promising strategy for the treatment of several types of cancers.
Horio, "Antimicrobial effects of phototherapy and photochemotherapy in vivo and in vitro," British Journal of Dermatology, vol.
Recently, a multifunctional drug delivery system based on chlorin e6 (Ce6)/folic acid-(FA-) loaded branched polyethylenimine- (BPEI-) coated PEGylated ceria nanoparticles (PPCNPs-Ce6/FA) has been reported [15], which was developed for the delivery of Ce6 to cervical cancer cells and imaging-guided synchronous photochemotherapy. The nanocarrier delivery and FA targeting promoted cellular uptake of photosensitizers (PSs), which are selectively accumulated in lysosomes and could be triggered to produce ROS by a 660 nm laser, and then lead to the decreased expression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) drug-efflux pumps.
Bugaj, "Vascular targeted photochemotherapy using padoporfin and padeliporfin as a method of the focal treatment of localised prostate cancer--clinician's insight," World Journal of Methodology, vol.