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galvanometer

 [gal″vah-nom´ĕ-ter]
an instrument for measuring current by electromagnetic action.

gal·va·nom·e·ter

(gal'vă-nom'ĕ-tĕr),
An instrument for measuring the strength of an electric current.

galvanometer

/gal·va·nom·e·ter/ (gal″vah-nom´ĕ-ter) an instrument for measuring current by electromagnetic action.

galvanometer

[gal′vənom′ətər]
Etymology: Luigi Galvani
an instrument used to measure the strength and direction of flow of an electric current. Its action depends on the deflection of a magnetic needle in the field produced by current passing through a coil. A simple galvanometer is used mainly to detect the presence of an electric current. Galvanometers are used in certain diagnostic instruments, such as electrocardiographs.

gal·va·nom·e·ter

(gal'vă-nom'ĕ-ter)
An instrument for measuring the strength of an electric current.

Galvani,

Luigi, Italian physician and anatomist, 1737-1798.
galvanic bath - water bath that is charged with galvanic current.
galvanic current - continuous one-direction electric current.
galvanic skin response - skin's response to electric stimulation. Synonym(s): electrodermal response
galvanic-faradic test - an electrodiagnostic test of muscles.
galvanism - oral manifestations of direct current electricity occurring when dental restorations with dissimilar electric potentials (such as silver and gold) are placed in the mouth. Synonym(s): voltaism
galvanometer - an instrument used to measure current.

galvanometer (galˈ·v·nˑ·m·ter),

n a device for measuring the electrical conductivity of the skin.

galvanometer

an instrument for measuring current by electromagnetic action.