phototherapy definition

  • noun:
    • the treating a problem, specially of your skin, by experience of light, including ultraviolet and infrared radiation.
    • the employment of light to treat conditions of the skin, and certain feeling problems.
    • the effective use of light for therapeutic purposes, esp. for treating diseases of the skin.
    • remedy for infection by rays based on sunlight or an electric lamp; Finsen treatment; light therapy. It is a form of radiotherapy, the rays utilized are the non-luminous ultra-violet rays and never those of light.
    • the usage powerful light to treat acne or hyperbilirubinemia for the newborn

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