Treatment of disease by inducing an artificial fever in the patient. SYN: therapeutic fever.

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  • Pyrotherapy — (artificial fever, therapeutic fever) is a method of treatment by raising the body temperature or sustaining an elevated body temperature (caused by a fever). In general, the body temperature was maintained at 41° Celsius.[1] Many diseases were… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • pyretotherapy — 1. Obsolete synonym for pyrotherapy. 2. Treatment of fever. SYN: artificial fever, induced fever. [pyreto + G. therapeia, treatment] * * * pyr·e·to·ther·a·py .pir ə tō ther ə pē, .pī(ə)r ; pī .ret ō n, pl pies …   Medical dictionary

  • therapy — 1. The treatment of disease or disorder by any method. SEE ALSO: therapeutics. 2. In psychiatry, and clinical psychology, a short term for psychotherapy. SEE ALSO: psychotherapy …   Medical dictionary

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