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Gal·va·ni(găl-vä′nē, gäl-), Luigi 1737-1798.
Italian physiologist who demonstrated that electricity stimulated frogs' muscles to contract and theorized that animal tissues are filled with an electric fluid.
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(Biography) Luigi (luˈiːdʒi). 1737–98, Italian physiologist: observed that muscles contracted on contact with dissimilar metals. This led to the galvanic cell and the electrical theory of muscle control by nerves
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Lu•i•gi (luˈi dʒi) 1737–98, Italian physiologist and physicist.
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