Definition of Phototherapy

1. Noun. The use of strong light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn.




Definition of Phototherapy

1. n. The application of light for therapeutic purposes, esp. for treating diseases of the skin.

Definition of Phototherapy

1. Noun. The use of light to treat disorders of the skin, and certain mood disorders. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Phototherapy

1. Treatment with light. For example, a newborn with jaundice may be put under the lights. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phototherapy

phototactic
phototactically
phototautomerization
phototautomerizations
phototaxes
phototaxic
phototaxies
phototaxis
phototaxy
phototelegraphy
phototheodolite
phototheodolites
phototherapeutic
phototherapeutically
phototherapies
phototherapy (current term)
photothermal
photothermally
photothermoelasticity
photothermography
photothyristor
photothyristors
phototimer
phototonic
phototonus
phototopographer
phototopographers
phototopographic
phototopography
phototoxic

Literary usage of Phototherapy

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1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1902)
"phototherapy, although by no means a new idea, has only recently come to have a ... Finsen, of Copenhagen, published his first paper on phototherapy, ..."

2. Therapeutics by Armand Darier (1910)
"phototherapy. phototherapy or heliotherapy has been adopted for some time in ... Doyne, of Oxford, employs phototherapy as a calmative to replace hot ..."

3. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1899)
"AMA phototherapy.—The bactericidal action of light is without doubt one of our greatest safeguards, though it has hardly been duly appreciated. ..."

4. Diseases of the skin: Inluding the Acute Eruptive Fevers by Frank Crozer Knowles (1914)
"... in quite a number of instances extremely disappointing. Vaccine treatment will be further mentioned under the above diseases. phototherapy (Finsen Light ..."

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