Definition of Hydrotherapy

1. Noun. The internal and external use of water in the treatment of disease.

Exact synonyms: Hydropathy
Generic synonyms: Intervention, Treatment



Definition of Hydrotherapy

1. n. See Hydropathy.

Definition of Hydrotherapy

1. Noun. Any of various techniques that use water, either externally or internally, for the treatment of disease and for the soothing of pain ¹

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Definition of Hydrotherapy

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Medical Definition of Hydrotherapy

1. See Hydropathy. Origin: Hydro-, 1 + therapy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydrotherapy

hydrosulphurous acid
hydrosyringomyelia
hydrotalcite
hydrotaxis
hydrotellurate
hydrotellurates
hydrotelluric
hydrotheca
hydrothecae
hydrothecas
hydrotherapeutic
hydrotherapeutics
hydrotherapies
hydrotherapist
hydrotherapists
hydrotherapy (current term)
hydrothermal
hydrothermal vent
hydrothermalism
hydrothermally
hydrotherophyte
hydrotherophytes
hydrothiolation
hydrothionaemia
hydrothionuria
hydrothoraces
hydrothorax
hydrothoraxes
hydrotic
hydrotics

Literary usage of Hydrotherapy

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"KELLOGG'S work is an interesting contribution to the literature of hydrotherapy. ... The technique of hydrotherapy is described in detail. ..."

2. Handbook of Therapy by Oliver Thomas Osborne, Morris Fishbein (1918)
"hydrotherapy The role of baths and hot and cold applications in the treatment of ... hydrotherapy is employed in excitement, in depression, for elimination, ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Medico-Psychological Association Annual Meeting by American Medico-Psychological Association (1908)
"In taking for my subject hydrotherapy in the treatment of insanity, I am aware that I have assumed a considerable contract, especially in the limited time ..."

4. Infectious Diseases by James Cornelius Wilson, Julius Lincoln Salinger (1910)
"In the middle ajres hydrotherapy had been forgotten, but was again introduced into ... hydrotherapy may be divided into the use of warm and of cold water. ..."

5. A Treatise on gout by Dyce Duckworth (1889)
"The value of hydrotherapy in gout has been known from very early times. The more accurate knowledge now possessed as to the intimate nature of the disorder ..."

6. Intestinal Auto-intoxication by Adolphe Combe, Albert Fournier, William Gaynor States (1908)
"hydrotherapy We need not dwell upon this method, the practice of which has ... hydrotherapy, when well directed and carefully applied as it should be in ..."

7. A Text-book on the practice of gynecology: For Practitioners and Students by William Easterly Ashton (1916)
"hydrotherapy. The use of water as an auxilian' in the treatment of diseases of women is too frequently lost sight of or neglected altogether by the ..."

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