Definitions for galvanismˈgæl vəˌnɪz əm
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electricity produced by chemical action
electrotherapy, galvanism, electric healing, electrical healing(noun)
the therapeutic application of electricity to the body (as in the treatment of various forms of paralysis)
The chemical generation of electricity.
The therapeutic use of electricity.
electricity excited by the mutual action of certain liquids and metals; dynamical electricity
the branch of physical science which treats of dynamical elecricity, or the properties and effects of electrical currents
Origin: [From Galvani: cf. F. galvanisme. See Galvanic.]
In biology, galvanism is the contraction of a muscle that is stimulated by an electric current. In physics and chemistry, it is the induction of electrical current from a chemical reaction, typically between two chemicals with differing electronegativities.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the mere contact with two dissimilar metals, the science of what is now called Voltaic or current electricity, produced, as in the above instance, from the contact of dissimilar metals, especially that of acids on metals.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
The science of voltaic or current electricity.
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