phototherapy

[n] - the use of strong light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn
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phototherapy

A treatment using ultraviolet light on a newborn to accelerate recovery from jaundice.
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Phototherapy

Treatment of a disease with light (visible or invisible).
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Phototherapy

Another name for Light Therapy
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Phototherapy

treatment with some form of light
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Phototherapy

Phototherapy: Treatment with light. For example, a newborn with jaundice may be "put under the lights."
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Phototherapy

Pho`to·ther'a·py noun (Medicine) The application of light for therapeutic purposes, esp. for treating diseases of the skin. -- Pho`to*the*rap'ic , Pho`to*ther`a*peu'tic adjective
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phototherapy

noun the use of strong light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn
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phototherapy

(fo″to-ther´ә-pe) treatment of disease by exposure to light from either the sun or an artificial source. One example is the treatment of nonhemolytic neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. ultraviolet phototherapy the use of ultraviolet radiation (which may be type A, B, or C, or ...
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Phototherapy

• (n.) The application of light for therapeutic purposes, esp. for treating diseases of the skin.
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phototherapy

(from the article `radiation`) Intense visible light is used in treating newborns` jaundice, a disease characterized by the accumulation of the pigment bilirubin in the bloodstream ... Danish physician, founder of modern phototherapy (the treatment of disease by the influence of light), who received the 1903 Nobel Prize for ... ...vi...
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phototherapy

phototherapy 1. The treatment of disease, e.g., herpes simplex, psoriasis, neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, or seasonal affective disorder, by exposure to light; especially, by variously concentrated light rays of specific wavelengths. 2. The use of ultraviolet radiation in the treatment of skin deseases.
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phototherapy

treatment of disease by the use of optical irradiation
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Phototherapy

Fluorescent lights that are placed over a newborn's bed to help breakdown bilirubin and treat jaundice, a yellowish skin color due to excessive amounts of bilirubin in the blood. This treatment is used for a few days until the liver is mature enough to breakdown the bilirubin without assistance. Synonym(s): Light Therapy
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Phototherapy

Phototherapy is the use of light in the treatment of disease. It is particularly effective in the treatment of seasonal depression caused by short winter days.
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phototherapy

Type: Term Pronunciation: fō′tō-thār′ă-pē Definitions: 1. Treatment of disease by means of light rays. Synonyms: light treatment
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phototherapy

The treatment of disease with certain types of light. Phototherapy can use lasers, LED, fluorescent lamps, and ultraviolet or infrared radiation. Also called light therapy.
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phototherapy

Type: Term Pronunciation: fō′tō-thār′ă-pē Definitions: 1. Treatment of disease by means of light rays. Synonyms: light treatment
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phototherapy

The treatment of disease with certain types of light. Phototherapy can use lasers, LED, fluorescent lamps, and ultraviolet or infrared radiation. Also called light therapy.
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