galvanism

[ gal-vuh-niz-uh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF galvanism
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Galvanism was tried without the patient showing any contractility.

Has galvanism or electricity any share in the mysterious function?

Magnetism, galvanism, electricity, are 'one form of many names.'

Miracles are told of galvanism; what have you to say about it?

Volta read a communication on the identity of electricity and galvanism.

They tell me wonders of galvanism; what is your opinion of it?

Electricity too, in the form of galvanism, has never been idle.

Since 1800 he had been advancing knowledge by experiments with galvanism.

Galvanism is the action of electricity upon animal bodies, and is so called from the name of its first discoverer, Galvani.

Galvanism and Voltaism are almost identical, since the latter is founded upon, and is a development of, the former.

WORD ORIGIN

"electricity produced by chemical action," 1797, from French galvanisme or Italian galvanismo, from Italian physicist Luigi Galvani (1737-1798) who discovered it c.1792 while running currents through the legs of dead frogs.

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