• (n.) The application of light for therapeutic purposes, esp. for treating diseases of the skin.
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(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...
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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 desease...
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treatment of disease by the use of optical irradiation
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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. Syn...
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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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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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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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1) Actinotherapy 2) Irradiation 3) Radiation 4) Radiation therapy 5) Radiotherapy
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