electrotherapy
noun Date: 1881 the therapeutic use of electricity

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  • electrotherapy — [ē lek΄trōther′pē, i lek′trōther′pē ē lek΄trəther′ə pē, i lek΄trəther′ə pē] n. the treatment of disease by means of electricity electrotherapist n …   English World dictionary

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  • electrotherapy — elec·tro·ther·a·py ther ə pē n, pl pies treatment of disease by means of electricity (as in diathermy) * * * n. the passage of electric currents through the body s tissues to stimulate the functioning of nerves and the muscles that they supply.… …   Medical dictionary

  • electrotherapy — e·lec·tro ther·a·py || ɪ‚lektrəʊ n. treatment of disease by means of electricity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • electrotherapy — noun the use of electric currents passed through the body to treat paralysis and other disorders. Derivatives electrotherapeutic adjective electrotherapeutical adjective electrotherapist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • electrotherapy — n. the passage of electric currents through the body s tissues to stimulate the functioning of nerves and the muscles that they supply. The technique is used to treat the muscles of patients with various forms of paralysis due to nerve disease or …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • electrotherapy — e•lec•tro•ther•a•py [[t]ɪˌlɛk troʊˈθɛr ə pi[/t]] n. med treatment of diseases by means of electricity • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • electrotherapy — /əˌlɛktroʊˈθɛrəpi/ (say uh.lektroh theruhpee), /i / (say ee ) noun treatment of diseases by means of electricity; electrotherapeutics …   Australian English dictionary

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