physiatrics


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phys·i·at·rics

 (fĭz′ē-ăt′rĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
2. Physical therapy.
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physiatrics

(ˌfɪzɪˈætrɪks)
n
(Medicine) (functioning as singular) med US another name for physiotherapy
[C19: from physio- + -iatrics]
ˌphysiˈatric, ˌphysiˈatrical adj
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phy•si•a•try

(fɪˈzaɪ ə tri, ˌfɪz iˈæ-)

also physiatrics



n.
the medical specialty for the treatment of disease and injury by physical agents, as exercise or heat therapy.
[1935–40]
phy•si′a•trist, n.
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physiatrics

the medical use of natural, nonmanufactured agents. — physiatrical, adj.
See also: Medical Specialties
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.physiatrics - therapy that uses physical agents: exercise and massage and other modalitiesphysiatrics - therapy that uses physical agents: exercise and massage and other modalities
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
modality - a method of therapy that involves physical or electrical therapeutic treatment
rehabilitation - the treatment of physical disabilities by massage and electrotherapy and exercises
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References in periodicals archive ?
On the other hand, ELF-EMF-based therapies are commonly used in different medical fields, such as physiatrics and patient rehabilitation [7-9], with apparent beneficial effects.
(1) Department of Physiatrics and Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Zaragoza, C/Domingo Miral s/n, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain