The use of cold in the treatment of disease.

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cryo·ther·a·py -'ther-ə-pē n, pl -pies the therapeutic use of cold esp cryosurgery

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the use of cold in the treatment of disorders. See cyclocryotherapy, cryosurgery, hypothermia. Compare thermotherapy.

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cryo·ther·a·py (kri″o-therґə-pe) [cryo- + therapy] the therapeutic use of cold. Called also cold therapy.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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