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Definition of the noun actinotherapy

What does actinotherapy mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance

Alternative definition of the noun actinotherapy


  1. [British, Australia] radiotherapy

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for actinotherapy

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Google previewManual of Practical Electrotherapy (2011)

by Singh Jagmohan

Actinotherapy: Actinotherapy is the application of various radiations over the skin for therapeutic purposes. Anode: Positively charged electrode in a direct current system.

Google previewJournal of Radiology (1922)

Actinotherapy is an effective smode of treating many chronic and obscure cases which the general practitioner has, heretofore, had to refer to the specialist. 2. Ultra violet rays are antiseptic, bactericidal, markedly analgesic, nerve sedative, and ...

Google previewTextbook of Electrotherapy (2012)

by Jagmohan Singh

Actinotherapy: Actinotherapy is the application of various radiations over the skin for therapeutic purposes. Active electrode: The smaller of the two electrodes under which greatest current density occurs or the electrode that is used to drive ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

actinotherapy. n. the treatment of disorders with *infrared or *ultraviolet radiation. action. potential. the change in voltage that occurs across the membrane of a nerve or muscle cell when a *nerve impulse is triggered. It is due to the passage of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biomedicine (2010)

by John Lackie

actinotherapy acrosome The Golgi-derived vesicle at the very front of the spermatozoon that releases hyaluronidase and *acrosin following initial contact with the zona pellucida of the egg. acrosyringium The intraepidermal part of the duct of ...

Google previewMcGraw-Hill Medical Dictionary for Allied Health (2007)

by Myrna Breskin, Kevin Dumith, Enid Pearsons, Robert Seeman

ray, beam; having raylike structures: for example, actinotherapy. AcroSome Acrosome actinic /ăk tin'ik/ of or involving the chemically active rays emitted by the ...

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1913)

by Casey Albert Wood

Actinotherapy. The therapeutic use of actinic rays. Active convergent strabismus.

Google previewWord Parts Dictionary (2000)

Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots and Combining Forms, 2d ed. by Michael J. Sheehan

light ray ( actinotherapy) acu-, acul- [L. aculeatus, prickly] comb sharp (acumen, aculeate) aculei- [L. aculeatus, prickly] base spine (aculeiform, aculeolate) acuti- [L. acutus, sharp] ...

Google previewSubject Headings Used in the Dictionary Catalogues of the Library of Congress (1919)

Actinotherapy. See Phototherapy. Actinozoa. See Anthozoa. Action in art. NC785 Actions and defenses. - See also Civil procedure; Costs (Law); Ejectment; Equity; Evidence ( Law); ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource (2013)

by Mosby

actinotherapy, the use of ultraviolet light, other parts of the spectrum of the sun's rays, or x-rays to treat various ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

methodsin rehabilitation and restoration of normal bodily function after illnessor injury; it includes massage and manipulation, therapeutic exercises, hydrotherapy, and various formsofenergy (electrotherapy, actinotherapy and ultrasound) ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Nursing (2014)

by Market House Books

actinotherapy [ak-ti-noh-th'e-ra ̆-pi] n. the treatment of disorders with infrared or ultraviolet radiation. action potential [ak-sho ̆n] n. the change in voltage that occurs across the adductor membrane of a nerve or muscle ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

actinotherapy n treatment by use of infrared or ultraviolet radiation. action n the activity or function of any part of the body.

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Actinotherapy Treatment of illness by sunlight, UV light, or X-ray. Action Current The electric current produced in the cell membrane of a nerve by the electrical activity in the tissue. This current serves to depolarize adjacent membrane areas ...

Google previewAustralian Nurses' Dictionary (2016)

by Jennie King, Rhonda Hawley

actinotherapy (ˌaktənoh therəpee) the use of ultraviolet, other parts of the spectrum of the sun's rays, or Xrays to treat various disorders, particularly skin ...

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Video shows what actinotherapy means. The treatment of disease, especially skin disease, by exposure to ultraviolet light, radiotherapy.. Actinotherapy Meaning ...

Scrabble value of A1C3T1I1N1O1T1H4E1R1A1P3Y4

The value of this 13-letter word is 23 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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