Nikola Tesla

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Noun1.Nikola Tesla - United States electrical engineer and inventor (born in Croatia but of Serbian descent) who discovered the principles of alternating currents and developed the first alternating-current induction motor and the Tesla coil and several forms of oscillators (1856-1943)
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Part II reviews the application of Tesla currents in medicine.
Today, Tesla currents are used in medical diathermy, where electrical energy is converted into heat and thus warms the tissue inside the body [2-6].
Before Tesla currents were used, direct current electrotherapy had been associated with painful muscle spasms, and even fatalities [8].