diathermy

Definition / meaning of diathermy

A procedure in which tissue is heated to destroy abnormal cells. The heat may come from electric currents, microwaves, radio waves, or ultrasound. Diathermy is a type of hyperthermia therapy. Also called electrodiathermy.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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