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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

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chronotherapies

  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 <A nondrug treatment called chronotherapy can be used to “re-set” the body clock.—Tara Parker-Pope, The Wall Street Journal, 21 Mar. 2006>

  2. 2 or chronotherapeutics \-ˌther-ə-ˈpyüt-iks\ play :  the administration of medication or treatment in coordination with the body's circadian rhythms to maximize effectiveness and minimize side effects <Chronotherapy is the relatively new practice of timed treatment.—The Daily News of Los Angeles, 29 Sept. 1997>—called also chronotherapeutics




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