Definition of Cryotherapy

1. 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. ¹



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Definition of Cryotherapy

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Medical Definition of Cryotherapy

1. The therapeutic use of cold to reduce discomfort, limit progression of tissue oedema or break a cycle of muscle spasm. Cryotherapy is a form of counterirritation. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cryotherapy

cryostats
cryosurgeon
cryosurgeons
cryosurgeries
cryosurgery
cryosurgical
cryosurgically
cryotechnologies
cryotechnology
cryotemperature
cryotemperatures
cryothalamectomy
cryotherapies
cryotherapist
cryotherapists
cryotherapy (current term)
cryotolerant
cryotomographic
cryotomography
cryotransmission
cryotrap
cryotrapping
cryotraps
cryotron
cryotrons
cryoturbation
cryoturbations
cryoultramicrotomy
cryovial
cryovolcanic

Literary usage of Cryotherapy

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1. Acute Pain Management: Operative Or Medical Procedures and Trauma Clinical by Daniel B. Carr, Ada K. Jacox (1997)
"When physical modalities are used, it is often for a physiological goal other than pain relief. Of these modalities only cryotherapy (application of cold) ..."

2. Health Care Technology And Its Assessment In Eight Countries edited by H. David Banta (2004)
"... heat probes, electro- coagulation devices, and cryotherapy devices. The laparoscope was first used therapeutically in gynecology during the 1960s. ..."

3. The Hahnemannian Monthly (1921)
"... will cure the average case of acne, and in case of recurrence, two or three exposures will prove effective.—New York Medical Journal. 9 cryotherapy ..."

4. Cumulative Trauma Disorders in the Workplace: Bibliography by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"A review of cryotherapy. Physical Therapy 52:840-853. OSHA [1990]. Ergonomics program management guidelines for meatpacking plants. ..."

5. Management of Cancer Pain: Clinical Practice Guidelines by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... cold (cryotherapy) (Mayer, 1985). Other methods, such as massage, pressure, and vibration, may help patients to relax or distract them from their pain. ..."

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