phototherapy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n phototherapy the use of strong light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Phototherapy (Med) The application of light for therapeutic purposes, esp. for treating diseases of the skin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n phototherapy Treatment of disease by rays derived from the sun or an electric lamp; Finsen treatment; light treatment. It is really a form of radiotherapy, for the rays employed are the non-luminous ultra-violet rays and not those of light.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Phototherapy fō-tō-ther′a-pi the art of healing (of lupus, &c.) by means of light, electric or other, focussed on the diseased part.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. phōs, phōtos, light, therapeuein, to heal.

Usage


In news:

Introducing Brilliance, a Cheap Phototherapy System for Infants.
The next Phototherapy Workshops are scheduled for.
In a special tribute to Joan Shelk, DNA Past President and the developer of our first workshops , a special phototherapy program has been developed.
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