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chronotherapy

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noun chro·no·ther·a·py \ˌkrä-nō-ˈther-ə-pē, ˌkrō-\

Definition of chronotherapy

  1. :  treatment of a sleep disorder (as insomnia) by changing sleeping and waking times in an attempt to reset the patient's biological clock



1973

First Known Use of chronotherapy

1973


Medical Dictionary

chronotherapy

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noun chro·no·ther·a·py \ˌkrän-ə-ˈther-ə-pē, ˌkrō-nə-\

Medical Definition of chronotherapy

plural chro·no·ther·a·pies

  1. 1:  treatment of a sleep disorder (as insomnia) by changing sleeping and waking times in an attempt to reset the patient's biological clock

  2. 2:  the administration of medication in coordination with the body's circadian rhythms to maximize effectiveness and minimize side effects




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