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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Clarify Medical has unveiled the Clarify Medical Home Light Therapy System, an FDA-cleared home phototherapy system for the treatment of psoriasis, vitiligo, and eczema at the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in San Diego later this week.
Contract notice: supply and delivery of infant eye protection strips for the treatment of jaundice with phototherapy
has received US Food and Drug Administration approval of an expanded indication for Stelara (ustekinumab) for the treatment of adolescents (12 years of age or older) with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for phototherapy or systemic therapy, the company said.
To compare the efficacy of tacrolimus plus narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy versus NB-UVB phototherapy alone in the treatment of vitiligo .
Oral antibiotics, especially erythromycin, and phototherapy are the most common modalities used in children.
5] (Grade 0- no treatment, Grade 1- phototherapy alone, Grade 2phototherapy and IVIG, Grade 3- phototherapy, IVIG and single exchange transfusion, Grade 4- phototherapy, IVIG and multiple exchange transfusions).
Evidence remains inconclusive to prove that AAP guidelines decrease the incidence of bilirubin encephalopathy, but it is believed to have decreased the incidence of severe hyperbilirubinemia while potentially increasing the use of treatment with phototherapy (Maisels et al.
Objective: To determine the frequency of hypocalcemia in term neonates with jaundice receiving phototherapy.
They contend that light is more effective and cheaper than the best medicine, and offer dermatologists and other physicians a guide to making phototherapy more accessible to their patients for psoriasis and other skin conditions.
Objective: To compare the mean decrease in serum bilirubin after intermittent versus continuous phototherapy in the treatment of jaundice neonatorum.
Conclusion: Through massage therapy the bilirubin level in preterm newborns can be controlled and a need for phototherapy can also be delayed.
Guidelines for giving phototherapy for jaundice in babies born beyond 35 weeks of gestation have been published by various organisations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) [1] and others, such as the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).