Definition of Actinotherapy

1. Noun. (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance.

Exact synonyms: Irradiation, Radiation, Radiation Therapy, Radiotherapy
Generic synonyms: Therapy
Specialized synonyms: Phototherapy, Curietherapy, Radium Therapy, X-ray Therapy
Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine
Derivative terms: Radiotherapist



Definition of Actinotherapy

1. Noun. (medicine) The treatment of disease, especially skin disease, by exposure to ultraviolet light; radiotherapy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Actinotherapy

1. In dermatology, ultraviolet light therapy. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Actinotherapy

actinorhizal
actinorhizas
actinorhodin
actinoscopy
actinosin
actinosome
actinosomes
actinost
actinostele
actinosteles
actinostelic
actinostome
actinostomes
actinote
actinotes
actinotherapy (current term)
actinotrichia
actinotrichium
actinotrocha
actinouranium
actinozoa
actinozoal
actinozoan
actinozoon
actins
actinula
actio popularis
action-movie
action-packed

Literary usage of Actinotherapy

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1. A Compend of Diseases of the Skin by Jay Frank Schamberg (1913)
"actinotherapy AND RADIOTHERAPY actinotherapy. In 1896, Dr. Niels R. Finsen, of Copenhagen, published a report upon the use of concentrated actinic rays of ..."

2. Diseases of the skin and the eruptive fevers by Jay Frank Schamberg (1921)
"... thickened patches may be excised. Upon the first evidence of malignancy radical surgical measures should be applied. actinotherapy, RADIOTHERAPY ..."

3. Diseases of the skin: Inluding the Acute Eruptive Fevers by Frank Crozer Knowles (1914)
"Phototherapy (Finsen Light; actinotherapy).—The bacterial properties of light were demonstrated first by Downes and Blunt in 1877. Bacteria may be destroyed ..."

4. Radiotherapy and Phototherapy by Charles Warrenne Allen, Milton Franklin, Samuel Stern (1904)
"PART V. actinotherapy. CHAPTER XXV. INTRODUCTION. As we have seen in considering light therapy, attempts have been made at many stages of the history of ..."

5. Skin and Venereal Diseases (1913)
"RADIOTHERAPY AND actinotherapy. Electrotherapy in Skin and Mucous Membrane Diseases. The use of electrolysis, ionization, high frequency current and the ..."

6. Diseases of the Skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"actinotherapy.—Freund summarizes the action of light as follows : It ... Much of our present knowledge of actinotherapy we owe to Finsen, of Copenhagen. ..."

7. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1905)
"Phototherapy (actinotherapy) is the most satisfactory of all the methods of ... It is more rapid than actinotherapy. 8. Tuberculin does not cure these cases ..."

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