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, electrical [Gr. elektron, amber]
Pert. to, caused by, or resembling electricity.


producing, produced by or powered by electricity.

electrical anesthesia
see electrical immobilization.
electrical analgesia
see electrical immobilization.
electrical axis
in electrocardiographic work is the direction of the electrical forces in the heart at a given moment in the cardiac cycle. See also mean electrical axis.
electrical conductivity
in milk increases with an increase in the severity of inflammation of the mammary tissue. Used as a mastitis detection device.
electrical fences
temporary fences, usually one or two strands of wire, electrified by low voltage batteries, used to confine cattle, pigs or horses to specified sections of a pasture. Similar wires are added to wooden and other fences to prevent animals rubbing against them.
electrical ignition sources
electric power outlets, switches and electrical equipment in the surgery can be the cause of explosion if flammable anesthetic agents or oxygen are being used.
electrical injuries
shock caused by the passage of electric current passing through the body can cause irritation, unconsciousness, burns or immediate death depending on the voltage, the amperage of the current, the efficiency of the patient as an earth contact and the duration of the shock. Signs and the fatal outcome are due to paralysis of medullary centers in the medulla oblongata. Burns when they occur are usually at the points of contact between the animal and the earth. High voltage current will cause sudden death (electrocution). Low voltage house current will knock a cow down and may cause death, trickle current loss will cause cows to bellow and to kick. Lower voltage current still has been associated with a high prevalence rate of mastitis. See also lightning strike.
Household pets, particularly puppies and kittens, most often are injured from chewing on electrical cords. If not electrocuted, they incur burns of the mouth or lips that vary from small, punctate lesions to large areas. These are caused by coagulation and necrosis and do not become apparent until 2 to 3 weeks after the incident, making the diagnosis very difficult. Pulmonary edema is also a major feature of electrical injury in dogs and cats and it can be the cause of death.
electrical point finding
identification of acupuncture points by the use of an electrical point finder; this measures the resistance of the skin to the flow of electricity; it is much lower over acupuncture points.
electrical stimulators
battery-powered instruments which generate a current sufficient to stimulate acupuncture points.
electrical stunning
the passage of a low voltage electrical current through the brain to cause unconsciousness. The current is passed through a pair of tongs clamped to the head like a pair of earphones. Used mostly for pigs and poultry but also for lambs and calves. The tongs should be applied for at least 10 seconds and the amperage not less than 250 milliamps and the voltage not less than 75 volts. See also stunning.
electrical wiring
see electrical injuries (above), earthing, free electricity.

Patient discussion about electrical

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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Effect of stun duration and current level applied during head to back and head only electrical stunning of pigs on pork quality compared with pigs stunned with C[O.
The effect of repeat application of electrical stunning on the welfare of pigs.
Head-only followed by cardiac arrest electrical stunning is an effective alternative to head-only electrical stunning in pigs.
Fish behavior was assessed during electrical stunning to observe possible signs of stress in an attempt to escape, and the time required for the apparent stunning.
In Atlantic salmon, the electrical stunning also stopped opercular movements (Robb & Roth, 2003), which may explain the immediate loss of consciousness of pacu after application of alternating (AC) or direct (DC) current.
A recent audit of twenty-eight large pork plants found that twenty-four plants used electrical stunning while only four plants used carbon dioxide.
15, 2006) (discussing objections to electrical stunning and summarizing evidence that a significant number of pigs stunned this way regain consciousness before slaughter).
A study in cattle demonstrated lower shear force values in longissimus muscle at 24 h post-mortem in the percussive stunning groups compared with the electrical stunning and nonstunned groups (Onenc and Kaya, 2004).
A recent study in lambs reported significant differences in lipid oxidation between different gas stunning methods and electrical stunning at 7 d post-mortem (Bornez et al.
Further studies should be considered and tried such as electrical stunning, removal of the whole vertebral column and deboning without splitting (Troeger, 2004).

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