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1. Therapeutics, or treatments, based on the curative effects of electricity.
2. The treatment of disease by electrical shock and other techniques using electricity.
This entry is located in the following units: electro-, electr-, electri- (page 88) -ics, -tics [-ac after i] (page 14)
electrotherapy, electrotherapeutics
1. The use of electricity in treating musculoskeletal dysfunction, pain, or disease.
2. The use of low-intensity electricity to treat insomnia, anxiety, or neurotic depression.
3. Using an electrode with a point or surface from which to discharge current to treat the body of a patient.
4. Applying electric current to the body for massage or heat treatment.