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- UltrasoundOscillations above the limit of human hearing, with a frequency of between 20 kHz and 10 GHz.
1. therapeutic use from vibration and absorption of the waves and conversion to warmth in the body, in diseases of the locomotor apparatus, particularly for rheumatic disease and the after-effects of injuries. 2. diagnostic use in the visualisation of body structures of different density. Cf. ultrasound diagnosis.
Glossary entries: Roche and Walter de Gruyter, Berlin