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1. Direct-current electricity, especially when produced chemically. Also called voltaism.
2. Therapeutic application of direct-current electricity, especially the electric stimulation of nerves and muscle.
[After Luigi Galvani.]
1. (General Physics) obsolete electricity, esp when produced by chemical means as in a cell or battery
2. (Medicine) med treatment involving the application of electric currents to tissues
[C18: via French from Italian galvanismo, after Luigi Galvani]
gal•va•nism(ˈgæl vəˌnɪz əm)
1. electricity, esp. as produced by chemical action.
2. the therapeutic application of electricity to the body.
[1790–1800; < French galvanisme]
a direct electrical current, especially one produced by chemical action. — galvanic, adj.See also: Physics
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|Noun||1.||galvanism - electricity produced by chemical action|
electricity - a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
|2.||galvanism - the therapeutic application of electricity to the body (as in the treatment of various forms of paralysis)|
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"