diathermy diathermy  /ˈdaɪ ə ˌθɜr mi/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a method of physical therapy that involves generating local heat in body tissues by high-frequency electromagnetic currents

Usage(s):

  1. One form of diathermy is commonly used in doctors' offices for simple surgery such as removal of warts.
  2. Conventional diathermy, with its 20-ft.
  3. Diathermy for pneumonia is not yet well-known but it is not new.

Quotes

  • Ultrasonic shears: "The surgeon can choose from the basic diathermy electro-cautery to harmonic scalpel (ultrasonic shears) to sealing device like ligasure," explains Dr Pradeep Chowbey, Chairman, Department of Minimal Access Surgery, Sir Ganga...
    on Jul 16, 2007 By: Pradeep Source: Express Healthcare Management

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