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- adj. Of or pertaining to diathermy
- adj. That allows the free passage of heat
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Affording a free passage to heat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as diathermanous.
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In one, a patient with secondary glaucoma, prior to the diathermic application the tension was 37½ mm., after the passage of the current it had fallen to 28 mm., but the next morning the tension rose to 45 mm. In a patient with chronic glaucoma no definite alteration of tension could be found.
Sulphur dissolved in bisulphide of carbon was found almost perfectly diathermic.
The latter are far more diathermic than the former.
It is also a subject of discussion whether rock-salt is equally diathermic to all kinds of calorific rays; the differences affirmed to exist by some investigators being ascribed by others to differences of incidence from the various sources employed.
For an alcohol flame Knoblauch and Melloni found glass to be less transparent than for the same flame with a platinum spiral immersed in it; but Melloni afterwards showed that the result was not general -- that black glass and black mica were decidedly more diathermic to the radiation from the pure alcohol flame.
The Siemens Ecoflash thin layer dryer is designed to dry biosolids using either diathermic oil or saturated steam.
The surgeon then began to cut her open with a diathermic needle, but the implement, which uses an electrical current, emitted a spark which set the alcohol solution alight, engulfing the woman in flames.
Especially during excessive peroperative blood loss, nerves are at risk due to diathermic coagulation and numerous sutures to secure haemostasis.
"I'm taking that ultrasonic diathermic wrapping on your ankle.
a solution is obtained which entirely intercepts the light of the most brilliant flames, while to the ultra-red rays of such flames the same iodine is found to be perfectly diathermic.