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Etymology: Gk, elektron, amber
a form of energy expressed by the activity of electrons and other subatomic particles in motion, as in dynamic electricity, or at rest, as in static electricity. Electricity can be produced by heat generated by a voltaic cell or produced by induction, rubbing of nonconductors with dry materials, or chemical activity. Electricity may be negative, when there is a surplus of electrons, or positive, when there is a surplus of protons or a deficiency of electrons.


A form of energy that is generated by the interactions of positive and negative charges and that exhibits magnetic, chemical, mechanical, and thermal effects.

frictional electricity

Static electricity generated by rubbing two objects together.

galvanic electricity

Electricity generated by chemical action.

induced electricity

Electricity generated in a body from another body nearby without contact between them.

magnetic electricity

Electricity induced by a magnetic device.

negative electricity

An electric charge caused by an excess of negatively charged electrons.

positive electricity

An electric charge caused by loss of negatively charged electrons.

static electricity

Electricity generated by friction of certain materials.

Patient discussion about electricity

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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These efforts to improve and increase the diversity of electrified powertrain options is tied directly to Toyota's 'Environmental Challenge 2050' goals, wherein the company aims to achieve annual electrified vehicle sales of 5.
The Group has invested a total of more than 100 million euros in electro-mobility at the Dingolfing site to date, with investment continuing as the range of electrified vehicles further expands.
These range from the full-electric BMW i3 to the company's newest electrified model, the Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4, a plug-in hybrid version of the Mini Countryman, which is produced by VDL Nedcar in the Netherlands.
This means that there will in future be no Volvo cars without an electric motor, as pure ICE cars are gradually phased out and replaced by ICE cars that are enhanced with electrified options.
As more and more consumers around the world become interested in electrified vehicles, Ford is committed to being a leader in providing consumers with a broad range of electrified vehicles, services and solutions that make people's lives better," said Fields at the time.
Giving the breakup, the official said some 240 villages were electrified by Gujranwala Electric Power Company (GEPCO), 82 by Lahore electric Supply Company, 4,052 by Multan Eclectic Power Company (MEPCO), 1,341 by Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO), 130 by Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) and 568 by Sukkur Electric Supply Company (SEPCO).
On an average, 1,350 km of rail line is electrified every year.
El-Nagdy said the move comes as part of developing the tram and establishing an electrified train "in accordance with international standards".
Thus, if projects are implemented, electrified sections will be increased from 36% to 42% by 2016.
In April 2005, the government conceived 'Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana' to electrify all un-electrified villages/habitations and to provide access to electricity to all rural households in un-electrified and electrified villages across the country.
The platform members(1) put out a joint statement asking the public authorities to support electrified surface transport based on a multimodal approach.
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) recently unveiled its first four electrified rubber-tired gantry cranes (ERTG), making the GPA the first in North America to introduce this cleaner and more efficient method of operation.