a.1.(Physiol.) Pertaining to the reaction (contraction) of the muscles under electricity, or their sensibility to it.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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military and law enforcement agencies an electro-muscular incapacitation system designed to subdue its targets without killing them.
Anti-aircraft missiles, Kalashnikovs, automatic weapons, electro-muscular disruption devices (tasers) and grenades were notably found.
ECDs take advantage of electro-muscular disruption technology, which uses a high-voltage, low-power charge of electricity to disrupt the central nervous system and induce involuntary muscle contractions.
Its manufacturer, Taser International, calls the effects "neuromuscular incapacitation" and the device's mechanism "electro-muscular misruption technology".
This study, Deaths Following Electro-Muscular Disruption, began in May 2006, with full findings expected in 2009.
The use of the weapon creates an "electro-muscular disruption" that lasts about five seconds.
Justice Department study on the effects of Tasers and other "electro-muscular disruption devices" on the human body won't be completed until next year.
The British trials tested the M26 Taser "electro-muscular disruption" guns which discharge 50,000 volts and directly control a target's muscles, forcing them to collapse into a foetal ball.
The British trials tested the more advanced M26 Taser 'electro-muscular disruption' guns, which use a 26-watt charge - 50,000 volts, or less than 0.2 amps - and directly control a target's muscles, forcing him or her to collapse into a foetal ball.
The British trials will be testing M26 Taser electro-muscular disruption guns.
The HENLM can employ a TASER[R] electro-muscular disruption weapon or RCA to deter noncombatants from entering an area.
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