faradism


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far·a·dism

(far'ă-dizm),
Faradic (induction) electricity.

faradism

(făr′ə-dĭz′əm)
n.
Faradization.

faradism

The use of pulsed or alternating electric currents to stimulate muscle contraction in order to maintain the health of paralysed muscles while awaiting regeneration or recovery in damaged motor nerves.

Faraday,

Michael, English physicist and chemist, 1791-1867.
farad - a practical unit of electrical capacity.
faraday - 96,485.309 coulombs per mole, the amount of electricity required to reduce one equivalent of silver ion.
Faraday cage - cage designed to enclose and protect an electric instrument from outside electric interference.
Faraday constant
Faraday laws - the amount of an electrolyte decomposed by an electric current is proportional to the amount of the current.
faradic bath - water bath in which there is faradic current.
faradic current - current that stimulates muscle through its nerve.
faradism - Synonym(s): faradization
faradization - use of the faradic current. Synonym(s): faradism

faradism

interrupted low-frequency direct current (50-100 Hz; pulse rate 0.1-1 ms) surged to induce alternate contraction and relaxation of voluntary muscle; two electrodes, underlain by damp sponges, are strapped on skin overlying affected muscles and sufficient power allowed to flow to induce a sensation of tingling and create muscle activity, for approximately 10-20 minutes; used therapeutically to exercise or re-educate specific muscles in sports injury, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, flat foot, trauma or to reduce adhesions, and improve venous and lymphatic drainage; contraindicated in patients with heart conditions, pacemakers, tumours or thromboses

faradism

a method of passive exercise which can be applied locally to stimulate nerves and muscles. The faradic current applied can be varied as to pulse, wave form, voltage and location.