prolotherapy

noun

pro·​lo·​ther·​a·​py ˌprō-lō-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce prolotherapy (audio)
: an alternative therapy for treating musculoskeletal pain that involves injecting an irritant substance (as dextrose) into a ligament or tendon to promote the growth of new tissue

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“Prolotherapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/prolotherapy. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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