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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


electrodiathermy  listen  (ee-LEK-troh-DY-uh-THER-mee)

  A procedure in which tissue is heated to destroy abnormal cells. The heat may come from electric currents, microwaves, radio waves, or ultrasound. Electrodiathermy is a type of hyperthermia therapy. Also called diathermy.