What is diathermy?

Diathermy is local generation of heat in the body tissues by a high frequency electric current.
medical d. Production of sufficient heat to warm the tissues without destroying them.
shortwave d. Heating of tissues by means of an oscillating current of high frequency;
used in physiotherapy to relieve pain.
surgical d. High frequency diathermy used for the destruction of diseased tissues
, cauterization, etc.

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