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addaword.gifdefinition of cryotherapy

noun
the use of very cold temperatures in medical treatment or therapy, for example to help people recover from injury more quickly
Originating in Japan in the 1880s kriotherapy, or cryotherapy, in its modern form was introduced with the invention of the cryogenic therapy chamber in 1972.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 18/07/2011 14:24:00
Definition of cryotherapy from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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