electrogalvanism

electrogalvanism

Alternative medicine
A term for the electricity generated by dental amalgams, where saliva acts as a conductant and the dissimilar metals in the mouth form electric circuits to neutralise the ionic charge. Electrogalvanism is allegedly responsible for the slow leaching of metals from amalgams, the most important of which is mercury; this low-level mercury poisoning is believed by alternative healthcare providers to be responsible for a plethora of ill-defined “evil humours”, including lack of concentration and faulty memory, insomnia, mental disorders, tinnitus, vertigo, seizures, hearing loss and eye problems.

electrogalvanism (galvanism) (ēlektrōgal´vənizəm),

n the flow of electric current between two different metals in an electrolyte solution. Dissimilar metals used in different intraoral restorations.
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Mercury vapor escaping from amalgam fillings, aggravated by electrogalvanism from neighboring metal restorations, can attack any nerve tissue in the body, and will also attach to inflamed tissue such as the heart and vessels.