SYN: medical diathermy.

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ther·mo·pen·e·tra·tion (thur″mo-pen″ə-traґshən) medical diathermy.

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  • medical diathermy — application of currents of low tension and high amperage, which produce warmth in the deeper parts of the body; used particularly to promote muscle relaxation and to treat joint disorders including contractures. Called also thermopenetration …   Medical dictionary

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