diathermy

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di·a·ther·my

 (dī′ə-thûr′mē)
n.
The therapeutic generation of local heat in body tissues by high-frequency electromagnetic currents.

di′a·ther′mic (-mĭk) adj.

diathermy

(ˈdaɪəˌθɜːmɪ) or

diathermia

n
(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]

di•a•ther•my

(ˈdaɪ əˌθɜr mi)

also di•a•ther•mi•a

(ˌdaɪ əˈθɜr mi ə)

n.
the therapeutic generation of heat in body tissues by electric currents.
[< German Diathermie (1909). See dia-, -thermy]
di`a•ther′mic, adj.

diathermy

a method of treatment involving the production of heat in the body by electric currents. Also diathermia. — diathermic, adj.
See also: Remedies

diathermy

A method used during surgery to allow cutting without excessive bleeding, using a high-frequency electric current.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
Translations

di·a·ther·my

n. diatermia, aplicación de calor a los tejidos del cuerpo por medio de una corriente eléctrica.
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The guideline authors also noted insufficient evidence for many nondrug therapies for acute and subacute low back pain, including transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, electrical muscle stimulation, inferential therapy, short-wave diathermy, traction, superficial cold, motor control exercise, Pilates, tai chi, yoga, psychological therapies, multidisciplinary rehabilitation, ultrasound, and taping.
The guideline authors also noted insufficient evidence for many non-drug therapies for acute and subacute low back pain, including transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, electrical muscle stimulation, inferential therapy, short-wave diathermy, traction, superficial cold, motor control exercise, Pilates, tai chi, yoga, psychological therapies, multidisciplinary rehabilitation, ultrasound, and taping.
Diathermy capacitor and the induction Short-wave diathermy terapulse type of generator designed to work with both the induction electrodes and capacitor.