- the production of heat in body tissues by electric currents, for therapeutic purposes.
Origin of diathermy
Examples from the Web for diathermy
Historical Examples of diathermy
Reduction of tension by means of various mechanical measures, notably massage, and by means of electricity and diathermy.Glaucoma
He left, returning a few minutes later with a portable apparatus somewhat resembling its progenitor, the diathermy generator.In the Orbit of Saturn
Roman Frederick Starzl
- local heating of the body tissues with an electric current for medical or surgical purposes
Word Origin for diathermy
- The therapeutic generation of local heat in body tissues by high-frequency electromagnetic radiation, electric currents, or ultrasonic waves.