Galvani, Luigi

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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.
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Its history dates back to the 1700s, when Italian Luigi Galvani carried out tests on dead frogs.
One of their first outings together was to a public lecture in London about the medical uses of electricity and 'galvanism.' Luigi Galvani in Italy had discovered that touching a severed frog leg with metal instruments caused the leg to quiver!
Lind, born in 1736, recreated the work of Italian Luigi Galvani, who made dead frogs' legs twitch using electricity.