Laser Therapy, Low-Level




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Laser Therapy, Low-Level    Laser Therapy, Low-Level

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is the use of a focused beam of non-heating light to treat human illness and injury. The suggested physiological effects of laser therapy include increased ATP synthesis, increased cell proliferation, microcirculation activation and analgesic effects just to name a few (1). LLLT includes instruments utilizing a variety of wavelengths and power outputs.

(1) Moshkovska T, Mayberry J. It is time to test low level laser therapy in Great Britain. Postgrad Med J 2005 Jul;81(957):436-41.

Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Information

MeSH Term: Low-Level Light Therapy

Scope Note: Treatment using irradiation with light of low power intensity so that the effects are a response to the light and not due to heat. A variety of light sources, especially low-power lasers are used.

MeSH Synonyms:
  • Low-Level Light Therapy
  • Light Therapies, Low-Level
  • Light Therapy, Low-Level
  • Low Level Light Therapy
  • Low-Level Light Therapies
  • Therapies, Low-Level Light
  • Therapy, Low-Level Light
  • Photobiomodulation Therapy
  • Photobiomodulation Therapies
  • Therapies, Photobiomodulation
  • Therapy, Photobiomodulation
  • LLLT
  • Laser Therapy, Low-Level
  • Laser Therapies, Low-Level
  • Laser Therapy, Low Level
  • Low-Level Laser Therapies
  • Laser Irradiation, Low-Power
  • Irradiation, Low-Power Laser
  • Laser Irradiation, Low Power
  • Low-Power Laser Therapy
  • Low Power Laser Therapy
  • Laser Therapy, Low-Power
  • Laser Therapies, Low-Power
  • Laser Therapy, Low Power
  • Low-Power Laser Therapies
  • Low-Level Laser Therapy
  • Low Level Laser Therapy
  • Low-Power Laser Irradiation
  • Low Power Laser Irradiation
  • Laser Biostimulation
  • Biostimulation, Laser
  • Laser Phototherapy
  • Phototherapy, Laser
Applicable MeSH Subheadings:
  • adverse effects
  • classification
  • economics
  • history
  • instrumentation
  • methods
  • nursing
  • organization and administration
  • pharmacology
  • psychology
  • standards
  • statistics and numerical data
  • therapeutic use
  • therapy
  • trends
  • utilization
  • veterinary

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