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Etymology: Gk, elektron, amber
a form of energy expressed by the activity of electrons and other subatomic particles in motion, as in dynamic electricity, or at rest, as in static electricity. Electricity can be produced by heat generated by a voltaic cell or produced by induction, rubbing of nonconductors with dry materials, or chemical activity. Electricity may be negative, when there is a surplus of electrons, or positive, when there is a surplus of protons or a deficiency of electrons.


A form of energy that is generated by the interactions of positive and negative charges and that exhibits magnetic, chemical, mechanical, and thermal effects.

frictional electricity

Static electricity generated by rubbing two objects together.

galvanic electricity

Electricity generated by chemical action.

induced electricity

Electricity generated in a body from another body nearby without contact between them.

magnetic electricity

Electricity induced by a magnetic device.

negative electricity

An electric charge caused by an excess of negatively charged electrons.

positive electricity

An electric charge caused by loss of negatively charged electrons.

static electricity

Electricity generated by friction of certain materials.

Patient discussion about electricity

Q. Is electric shock efficient for ocd? Is it dangerous? My husband has OCD for 15 years now. He was also diagnosed with mania-depressia. He takes so many medications and nothing really helps. We were offered to try electric shock and I'm scared. Is it dangerous? What are the chances of this method to work for him?

A. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is indeed considered effective for OCD, although it's not the first line of treatment. It does have its risks, including memory loss, disorientation and sort of confusion. There is also a change in the activity of the heart but it's rarely significant.

Generally it can be said that it's not an absolutely safe treatment, but it may help, especially if other drugs don't help.

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Q. Which type of toothbrush is the best? Electric or regular?

A. i think that is the most ancient debate of them all ? longer then mankind itself ?. Some people say that, other say this- but the truth is it doesn’t matter. It’s how you use the toothbrush that counts. If used properly even the simplest toothbrush can be satisfying.


A. is this the only symptom? if there are more- i recommend (the second time today!) this site:

you can make a list of the symptoms you have and it'll give you the optional diseases/syndromes

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We believe this cleat will help electrify our brand, our consumers, and most importantly, Vince's game as the 2008 NFL season begins.
Wales Secretary Cheryl Gillan on the Swansea to Paddington train yesterday to mark the commitment to electrify the Swansea and Valley lines PICTURE: Matthew Horwood [umlaut]
The Welsh Government, backed by business and rail user groups, is arguing that it makes sense to electrify the main line to Swansea, as well as the branch lines to Maesteg and Ebbw Vale and the Vale of Glamorgan line from Barry to Bridgend via Rhoose and Llantwit Major.
A decision on whether to electrify the GreatWestern line from London Paddington as far west as Swansea had been expected before Christmas, but was delayed amid swingeing government spending cuts.
That the UK Government is reluctant to spend the extra pounds 120m necessary to electrify all the required South Wales rail routes is more than unfortunate.
WE SAY WHILE the seemingly endless debate rages in Westminster over whether to electrify the main line into and through Wales, Network Rail has launched its own feasibility study into upgrading regional routes.
To remedy this, the project plans to electrify the health center and the village primary school from solar energy.
WALES is entitled to nearly pounds 2bn in transport funding as a result of England's new highspeed rail network, Plaid Cymru claimed yesterday, adding that the money could be a further boost to plans to electrify the nation's rail lines The claim came as Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan came under fire for selling a house in a constituency affected by the pounds 33bn HS2 project.
SAYS THE campaign to electrify the South Wales to London mainline has united the business community.
CarillionPowerlines, a 70:30 joint venture between Carillion and Austrian-based SPL Powerlines, has been appointed as one of four framework suppliers to deliver a Au2bn programme to electrify more than two thousand miles of Britain s railway over the next seven years.
The Department for Transport's initial plan, released during a hearing of the Welsh Affairs Committee at the House of Commons about a year ago, was to electrify as far as Bristol first, and then move on to Cardiff, Swansea and Plymouth.
GYOR-Sopron-Ebenfurth Railway (GySEV) declared about its plans to electrify two lines in a move that will shut a significant gap in the electrified network in western Hungary.