pyretotherapy

pyretotherapy
1. Obsolete synonym for pyrotherapy. 2. Treatment of fever. SYN: artificial fever, induced fever. [pyreto- + G. therapeia, treatment]

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pyr·e·to·ther·a·py .pir-ə-tō-'ther-ə-pē, .pī(ə)r-; pī-.ret-ō- n, pl -pies FEVER THERAPY

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py·re·to·ther·a·py (pi″rə-to-therґə-pe) [pyreto- + therapy] 1. treatment of a disease by raising the patient's temperature, such as by physical means or injection of fever-producing vaccines. Called also fever therapy, therapeutic fever, and pyretherapy. 2. the treatment of fever.

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  • pyretotherapy — /pir i toh ther euh pee, puy ri /, n. Med. therapy by raising the body temperature, as by diathermy or by artificially inducing fever. [ < Gk pyretó(s) fever + THERAPY] * * * …   Universalium

  • pyretotherapy — n. treatment by raising the body temperature (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pyretotherapy — pyr·e·to·therapy …   English syllables

  • pyretotherapy — |pirətō, |pīrətō, pī|red.ə+ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary pyret + therapy : fever therapy * * * /pir i toh ther euh pee, puy ri /, n. Med. therapy by raising the body temperature, as by diathermy or by artificially inducing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fever treatment — pyretotherapy …   Medical dictionary

  • artificial fever — pyretotherapy (def. 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • therapeutic fever — pyretotherapy (def. 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • Fever — Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 degrees F. (37 degrees C.), in practice a person is usually not considered to have a significant fever until the temperature is above 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C.).… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fever therapy — Using abnormal elevations in body temperature as a tool to treat disease. This was done in the past by deliberately raising the patient s temperature to cause fever. Fever therapy was pioneered by the Austrian neuropsychiatrist Julius Wagner von… …   Medical dictionary

  • pyretherapy — py·re·ther·a·py (pi″rə therґə pe) [Gr. pyr fever + therapy] pyretotherapy …   Medical dictionary

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