- Electricity. electricity, especially as produced by chemical action.
- Medicine/Medical. the therapeutic application of electricity to the body.
Origin of galvanism
Examples from the Web for galvanism
Galvanism was tried without the patient showing any contractility.
Has galvanism or electricity any share in the mysterious function?The Physical Life of Woman:
Dr. George H Napheys
Magnetism, galvanism, electricity, are 'one form of many names.'Gryll Grange
Thomas Love Peacock
Miracles are told of galvanism; what have you to say about it?The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume I (of 3)
Alexander Wheelock Thayer
Volta read a communication on the identity of electricity and galvanism.Makers of Electricity
- obsolete electricity, esp when produced by chemical means as in a cell or battery
- med treatment involving the application of electric currents to tissues
Word Origin and History for galvanism
"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.