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electrotherapy

Line breaks: elec¦tro|ther¦apy
Pronunciation: /ɪˌlɛktrə(ʊ)ˈθɛrəpi
 
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Definition of electrotherapy in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The use of electric currents passed through the body to stimulate nerves and muscles, chiefly in the treatment of various forms of paralysis.
Example sentences
  • There are two types of electrotherapy - transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and neuromuscular electrical stimulation.
  • Physiotherapy involves a range of treatments, including manipulation, massage, exercise, electrotherapy and hydrotherapy.
  • We have a sad history of enforced treatment of people who've committed crimes but now treatments like electrotherapy, electric shock treatment, and psychosurgery are very strictly regulated.

Derivatives

electrotherapeutic

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Paul Keyser says that ‘Mesopotamian medical practice included a number of elements conducive to the reception of an electrotherapeutic device of this sort.’
  • Eastern European countries also use a wide variety of electrotherapeutic procedures for restoration whereas many of these are largely restricted to rehabilitatory roles in the West.
  • Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing electrotherapeutic lamp units for ultraviolet and infrared radiation are classified here.

electrotherapeutical

2
adjective
Example sentences
  • two major scientific congresses took place, and four minor meetings were held with workshops concerning electrotherapeutical treatment of pain.
  • This electrotherapeutical procedure known as the two-chamber or four-chamber bath uses the water tanks with dipped electrodes.

electrotherapist

3
noun
Example sentences
  • The electrotherapist is depicted as cruel, the embodiment of evil, in contrast to more avuncular presentations of the psychotherapist elsewhere.
  • Electrotherapists never felt pressured to form an organisation to protect their interests.
  • The desire to avoid ionization of the skin, when direct or galvanic current is used, prevents the electrotherapist from appreciating the electronic nature of electricity.

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