from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The treatment of a disorder, especially of the skin, by exposure to light, including ultraviolet and infrared radiation.
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- n. The use of light to treat disorders of the skin, and certain mood disorders.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The application of light for therapeutic purposes, esp. for treating diseases of the skin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Treatment of disease by rays derived from the sun or an electric lamp; Finsen treatment; light treatment. It is really a form of radiotherapy, for the rays employed are the non-luminous ultra-violet rays and not those of light.
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- n. the use of strong light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn
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UV light therapy, also known as phototherapy, exposes the skin to specific wavelengths of ultraviolet light.
And phototherapy, which is those ultraviolet purple lights, can break down the bilirubin until the baby's liver can catch up.
Bright light treatment BLT, also known as phototherapy, is a daily therapy consisting of spending at least 30 minutes looking indirectly at a "light box" that contains a specific kind of bright light.
The beneficial effects of light therapy, also known as phototherapy, are comparable to those found in many clinical studies of antidepressant drugs ...
Also called phototherapy, a client sits a few feet from a light therapy box which mimics outdoor light to cause a change in mood.
The pharmaceutical composition can also be employed with other therapeutic modalities such as phototherapy and radiation.
-- Dermatologists use the same tanning equipment in their offices to treat purely cosmetic skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne and eczema -- a procedure called "phototherapy" that costs up to $100 a visit -- billed to health insurance companies.
Only very occasionally is any treatment, such as phototherapy, necessary.
There is also a new therapy called "phototherapy" or light therapy, that I recommend.
An NHS paediatric nurse monitors a baby undergoing phototherapy for jaundice at a London hospital.