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Origin of electrotherapy

First recorded in 1880–85; electro- + therapy
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Related Words for electrotherapy

ECT, EST, electrotherapy, psychosurgery

British Dictionary definitions for electrotherapy


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


  1. Medical therapy using electric currents.electrotherapeutics
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