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pho·to·ther·a·py

 (fō′tō-thĕr′ə-pē)
n. pl. pho·to·ther·a·pies
The treatment of a disorder, especially of the skin, by exposure to light, including ultraviolet and infrared radiation.

pho′to·ther′a·peu′tic (-pyo͞o′tĭk) adj.
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phototherapy

(ˌfəʊtəʊˈθɛrəpɪ) or

phototherapeutics

n
(Pathology) (functioning as singular) the use of light in the treatment of disease
ˌphotoˌtheraˈpeutic adj
ˌphotoˌtheraˈpeutically adv
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pho•to•ther•a•py

(ˌfoʊ təˈθɛr ə pi)

n.
the treatment of disease by means of exposure to light.
[1895–1900]
pho•to•the•rap•ic (ˌfoʊ toʊ θəˈræp ɪk) adj.
pho`to•ther′a•pist, n.
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phototherapy, phototherapeutics

the treatment of disease, especially diseases of the skin, with light rays. — phototherapeutic, adj.
See also: Remedies
the treatment of disease, especially diseases of the skin, with light rays. — phototherapeutic, adj.
See also: Light
the treatment of disease, especially diseases of the skin, with light rays. — phototherapeutic, adj.
See also: Skin
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phototherapy - the use of strong light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn
actinotherapy, radiation therapy, radiotherapy, irradiation, radiation - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance
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Translations

pho·to·ther·a·py

n. fototerapia, exposición a los rayos del sol o a una luz artificial con propósito terapéutico.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

phototherapy

n fototerapia
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References in periodicals archive ?
Phototherapies have been used for many years by healthcare providers and, in fact, some 60 years ago, Dr Richard Cremer first reported its viability for treating jaundice in neonatal babies.
Systemic therapies include corticosteroids, azathioprine, cyclosporine, sodium cromoglycate, mycophenolate mofetil, ketoconazole, methotrexate and phototherapies.5 Numerous types of phototherapies have undergone trials for the treatment of severe atopic dermatitis and proven to be effective.
Conclusion: Intermittent and continuous phototherapies were found to be equally effective.