phototherapy

noun
pho·​to·​ther·​a·​py | \ ˌfō-tō-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce phototherapy (audio) \

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Examples of phototherapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sometimes, topicals and phototherapy aren’t enough, and this is where systemic medications, like biologics, come in. Eleesha Lockett, SELF, 17 June 2022 Applying greasy topicals every day or making the trip to your doctor’s office for phototherapy simply may be tough to maintain for your particular lifestyle. Stephanie Watson, SELF, 21 Apr. 2022 Oboro founded her company Tiny Hearts in 2016, shortly after Tombra's recovery, and began developing the phototherapy cribs. Rebecca Cairns, CNN, 21 Feb. 2022 Ask about phototherapy treatment if other treatments don’t help. Claire Gillespie, SELF, 23 Mar. 2022 The team is working on protective eye wear, to blindfold babies safely during phototherapy. Rebecca Cairns, CNN, 21 Feb. 2022 Many cases are mild and resolve on their own, but more serious cases require phototherapy, where babies are placed under blue light. Rebecca Cairns, CNN, 21 Feb. 2022 About 70% of people with eczema see improvement with phototherapy, according to the National Eczema Association. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 5 Feb. 2020 About 70% of people with eczema see improvement with phototherapy, according to the National Eczema Association. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 5 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of phototherapy

1899, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jul 2022

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“Phototherapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phototherapy. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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phototherapy

noun
pho·​to·​ther·​a·​py | \ -ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce phototherapy (audio) \
plural phototherapies

Medical Definition of phototherapy

: the application of light for therapeutic purposes

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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about phototherapy

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