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electrotherapy

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

treatment of diseases by means of electricity; electrotherapeutics.

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Origin of electrotherapy

First recorded in 1880–85; electro- + therapy
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  • Several of our own patients, similarly affected, have found electrotherapy an egregious failure.

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
electrotherapist, noun
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Medical definitions for electrotherapy

electrotherapy
[ ĭ-lĕk′trō-thĕrə-pē ]

n.

Medical therapy using electric currents.electrotherapeutics
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