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Descriptor English: Phototherapy
Descriptor Spanish: Fototerapia
Descriptor Portuguese: Fototerapia
Descriptor French: Photothérapie
Entry term(s): Light Therapies
Light Therapy
Photoradiation Therapies
Photoradiation Therapy
Phototherapies
Therapies, Light
Therapies, Photoradiation
Therapy, Light
Therapy, Photoradiation
Tree number(s): E02.774
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010789
Scope note: Treatment of disease by exposure to light, especially by variously concentrated light rays or specific wavelengths.
Annotation: coord disease with /ther, not /radiother; PHOTOCHEMOTHERAPY; COLOR THERAPY; & ULTRAVIOLET THERAPY are also available
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Previous Indexing: Jaundice, Neonatal/therapy (1966-1980)
Light/therapeutic use (1967-1980)
Public MeSH Note: 81; was LIGHT/therapeutic use 1966-80; HELIOTHERAPY was see under PHYSICAL THERAPY 1975-85 & SUNLIGHT 1963-74
Online Note: to search LIGHT/TU use PHOTOTHERAPY 1966-80 (with no qualif)
History Note: 81; was LIGHT/therapeutic use 1966-80
Entry Version: PHOTOTHER
DeCS ID: 10987
Unique ID: D010789
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1981/01/01
Date of Entry: 1980/04/09
Revision Date: 2005/07/25
Phototherapy - Preferred
Concept UI M0016762
Scope note Treatment of disease by exposure to light, especially by variously concentrated light rays or specific wavelengths.
Preferred term Phototherapy
Entry term(s) Light Therapies
Light Therapy
Photoradiation Therapies
Photoradiation Therapy
Phototherapies
Therapies, Light
Therapies, Photoradiation
Therapy, Light
Therapy, Photoradiation



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