electrotherapy

[ ih-lek-troh-ther-uh-pee ]
/ ɪˌlɛk troʊˈθɛr ə pi /

noun

treatment of diseases by means of electricity; electrotherapeutics.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. electrotaxis,
  2. electrotechnics,
  3. electrotechnology,
  4. electrotherapeutics,
  5. electrotherapist,
  6. electrothermal,
  7. electrothermal printer,
  8. electrotin,
  9. electrotint,
  10. electrotonus

Origin of electrotherapy

First recorded in 1880–85; electro- + therapy

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British Dictionary definitions for electrotherapy

electrotherapy

/ (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈθɛrəpɪ) /

noun

treatment in which electric currents are passed through the tissues to stimulate muscle function in paralysed patients
Derived Formselectrotherapist, noun

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Medicine definitions for electrotherapy

electrotherapy

[ ĭ-lĕk′trō-thĕrə-pē ]

n.

Medical therapy using electric currents.electrotherapeutics

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