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  • n  electricity produced by chemical action
  • n  the therapeutic application of electricity to the body (as in the treatment of various forms of paralysis)

  • From her father, who had pioneered in galvanismelectrical treatment of muscle disordersshe picked up a keener-than-average interest in the human spine and its disks, its .
  • Bologna also produced Luigi Galvani, in the 18th Century, whose experiments with electricity and the nerves and muscles of the legs of frogs gave rise to "galvanism" and kindred .
  • Volta examined the theory of "galvanism" and traced electricity, not to the muscles, but to the mixed metals and moisture.

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