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Medical Term:

diathermy

Pronunciation: di'a-ther-me

Definition: Local elevation of temperature within the tissues, produced by high frequency current, ultrasonic waves, or microwave radiation.

Synonym(s): transthermia

[G. dia, through, + therme, heat]

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