\ˌɛlˌɛlˌɛltˈiː], \ˌɛlˌɛlˌɛltˈiː], \ˌɛ_l_ˌɛ_l_ˌɛ_l_t_ˈiː]\
Definitions of LLLT
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Treatment using irradiation with light at low power intensities and with wavelengths in the range 540nm-830nm. The effects are thought to be mediated by a photochemical reaction that alters CELL MEMBRANE PERMEABILITY, leading to increased mRNA synthesis and CELL PROLIFERATION. The effects are not due to heat, as in LASER SURGERY. Low-level laser therapy has been used in general medicine, veterinary medicine, and dentistry for a wide variety of conditions, but most frequently for wound healing and pain control.
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