* * *ther·mo·ther·a·py -'ther-ə-pē n, pl -pies treatment of disease by heat (as by hot air, hot baths, or diathermy)
* * *n.the use of heat to alleviate pain and stiffness in joints and muscles and to promote an increase in circulation. diathermy provides a means of generating heat within the tissues themselves.
* * *ther·mo·ther·a·py (thur″mo-therґə-pe) [thermo- + therapy] treatment of disease by the application of heat; usually defined as that which raises body temperature to above 45° C. Cf. hyperthermia (def. 2).
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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