Definitions

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  • noun The local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy.

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  • noun The use of low temperatures in medical therapy or the removal of heat from a body part, aiming to decrease cellular metabolism and inflammation and to promote vasoconstriction.

Etymologies

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cryo- +‎ therapy

Examples

  • Cryoablation, also called cryotherapy or cryosurgery, is a procedure in which extreme cold is applied to the tumor using a cryoprobe, a hollow needle-like device filled with argon gas.

    Good news for cancer patients, cryoablation can treat kidney cancer.

  • Additional treatment options include chemically “freezing” the warts into disintegration called cryotherapy or surgically removing them.

    Getting Pregnant

  • Successful therapies include transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation TENS and cryotherapy, which is treatment with cold applications.

    The Best Alternative Medicine

  • Successful therapies include transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation TENS and cryotherapy, which is treatment with cold applications.

    The Best Alternative Medicine

  • In some places a method called cryotherapy is available, which freezes the cervix and kills the cancer.

    Chapter 29

  • The technique called cryotherapy is already used to treat prostate cancer.

    News

  • The technique called cryotherapy is already used to treat prostate cancer.

    News

  • The technique called cryotherapy is already used to treat prostate cancer.

    News

  • Frequently, the so far standard surgical treatment - radical nephrectomy - is an overtreatment for these small tumours, and in addition to partial nephrectomy - open or laparoscopic - minimally invasive ablative techniques, namely cryotherapy and radiofrequency, have become an important addition to the range of options available.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • Frequently, the so far standard surgical treatment - radical nephrectomy - is an overtreatment for these small tumours, and in addition to partial nephrectomy - open or laparoscopic - minimally invasive ablative techniques, namely cryotherapy and radiofrequency, have become an important addition to the range of options available.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

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