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Descriptor in English: Electric Stimulation Therapy
Descriptor in Spanish: Terapia por Estimulación Eléctrica
Descriptor in Portuguese: Terapia por Estimulação Elétrica
Descriptor in French: Électrothérapie
Entry term(s): Electric Stimulation, Therapeutic
Electrical Stimulation Therapy
Electrical Stimulation, Therapeutic
Electrotherapy
Electrotherapy, Interferential Current
Interferential Current Electrotherapy
Stimulation Therapy, Electric
Stimulation Therapy, Electrical
Stimulation, Therapeutic Electric
Stimulation, Therapeutic Electrical
Therapeutic Electric Stimulation
Therapeutic Electrical Stimulation
Therapy, Electric Stimulation
Therapy, Electrical Stimulation
Tree number(s): E02.331
E02.779.468
E02.831.535.468
HP3.018.129
Scope note: Application of electric current in treatment without the generation of perceptible heat. It includes electric stimulation of nerves or muscles, passage of current into the body, or use of interrupted current of low intensity to raise the detection threshold of the skin to pain.
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
Online Note: use ELECTRIC STIMULATION THERAPY to search ELECTROTHERAPY 1966-89
History Note: 90; was ELECTROTHERAPY 1966-89
See also the descriptors: Magnetic Field Therapy MeSH
DeCS UI: 28247
Descriptor UI: D004599
Date Established: 1990/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/02/24
Electric Stimulation Therapy - Preferred
Concept UI M0007223
Scope note Application of electric current in treatment without the generation of perceptible heat. It includes electric stimulation of nerves or muscles, passage of current into the body, or use of interrupted current of low intensity to raise the detection threshold of the skin to pain.
Preferred term Electric Stimulation Therapy
Entry term(s) Electric Stimulation, Therapeutic
Electrical Stimulation Therapy
Electrical Stimulation, Therapeutic
Electrotherapy
Stimulation Therapy, Electric
Stimulation Therapy, Electrical
Stimulation, Therapeutic Electric
Stimulation, Therapeutic Electrical
Therapeutic Electric Stimulation
Therapeutic Electrical Stimulation
Therapy, Electric Stimulation
Therapy, Electrical Stimulation
Interferential Current Electrotherapy - Narrower
Concept UI M0577854
Scope note A type of electric stimulation therapy using a current produced by mixing two slightly out-of-phase medium frequency currents.
Preferred term Interferential Current Electrotherapy
Entry term(s) Electrotherapy, Interferential Current



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