kenny-treatment

Kenny method

noun Medicine/Medical.
a method of treating poliomyelitis, in which hot, moist packs are applied to affected muscles to relieve spasms and pain, and a regimen of exercises is prescribed to prevent deformities and to strengthen the muscles.
Also called Kenny treatment.


Origin:
named after E. Kenny

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Kenny method or Kenny treatment (ˈkɛnɪ)
 
n
a method of treating poliomyelitis by applying hot moist packs to the affected muscles alternated by passive and later active movement of the muscles
 
[C20: named after Sister Elizabeth Kenny, 1886--1952, Australian nurse who developed it]
 
Kenny treatment or Kenny treatment
 
n
 
[C20: named after Sister Elizabeth Kenny, 1886--1952, Australian nurse who developed it]

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