galvanism


galvanism

noun

  1. Electricity. electricity, especially as produced by chemical action.
  2. Medicine/Medical. the therapeutic application of electricity to the body.

noun

  1. obsolete electricity, esp when produced by chemical means as in a cell or battery
  2. med treatment involving the application of electric currents to tissues
n.

“electricity produced by chemical action,” 1797, from French galvanisme or Italian galvanismo, from Italian physicist Luigi Galvani (1737-1798) who discovered it c.1792 while running currents through the legs of dead frogs.

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