therap-, -therapeutic[s], -therapeutically, -therapy, -therapies, -therapist

(Greek: heal, cure; treatment; service done to the sick, [a waiting on])

The treatment of cancer by intravenous injection of a photosensitizing agent; such as, hematoporphyrin, followed by exposure to visible light of superficial tumors or deep tumors by a fiberotic probe.
1. The treatment of disease, e.g., herpes simplex, psoriasis, neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, or seasonal affective disorder, by exposure to light; especially, by variously concentrated light rays of specific wavelengths.
2. The use of ultraviolet radiation in the treatment of skin deseases.
The treatment of tuberculosis.
Another term for physiotherapy.
1. A person who uses physical methods to treat certain ailments.
2. Someone who is competent and qualified to administer physiotherapy.
1. The treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods, such as massage, exercise, and the application of heat, light, fresh air, and other external influences.
2. The treatment of pain, disease, or injury by physical means other than with medical, surgical, or radiologic measures.
3. The treatment of injuries and physical disabilities by a trained person under the supervision of a specialist in physical medicine.
The treatment of disease by restricting food intake.
Treatment with the use of an extract of placental tissue.
Therapeutic use of blood plasma, as in treating shock.
plumbotherapy (s), plumbotherapies (pl) (noun forms)
The use of lead and lead salts for therapeutic purposes.
pneumatotherapy (s) (noun) (no pl)
The utilization of compressed air or air with low density in treating a disease; pneumatotherapeutics: Because of Mary's lung ailment, Dr. Roberts decided that pneumatotherapy would be the best medical care to give her at the moment.
pneumotherapy, pneumaotherapy, pneumatotherapeutics (s) (noun) (no pl)
Treatment of diseases by inhalation: The use of a pneumotherapy is especially employed for treating the lungs by breathing in compressed or rarefied air.
Treatment of foot ailments with mechanical devices; such as, arch supports, orthoses, etc.
The use of several chemotherapeutic agents in a treatment schedule.
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