HyperDic: electrotherapy

English > 1 sense of the word electrotherapy:
NOUNactelectrotherapy, galvanism, electric healing, electrical healingthe therapeutic application of electricity to the body (as in the treatment of various forms of paralysis)
English > electrotherapy: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe therapeutic application of electricity to the body (as in the treatment of various forms of paralysis).
Synonymsgalvanism, electric healing, electrical healing
Narrowerelectroconvulsive therapy, electroshock, electroshock therapy, ECTThe administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma
Broadertherapy(medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)
Spanishelectroterapia, galvanismo
Catalangalvanisme
Nounselectrotherapistsomeone who specializes in the treatment of disease by electricity

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