chronotherapy


chro·no·ther·a·py

noun \ˌkrä-nō-ˈther-ə-pē, ˌkrō-\

Definition of CHRONOTHERAPY

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

First Known Use of CHRONOTHERAPY

1973

chro·no·ther·a·py

noun \ˌkrän-ə-ˈther-ə-pē, ˌkrō-nə-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural chro·no·ther·a·pies

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

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