The local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy. Also called crymotherapy.(noun)
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Use "cryotherapy" in a sentence
"Cryoablation, also called cryotherapy or cryosurgery, is a procedure in which extreme cold is applied to the tumor using a cryoprobe, a hollow needle-like device filled with argon gas."
"Successful therapies include transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation TENS and cryotherapy, which is treatment with cold applications."
"Additional treatment options include chemically “freezing” the warts into disintegration called cryotherapy or surgically removing them."