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galvanism

 [gal´van-izm]
1. a unidirectional electric current derived from a chemical battery.
2. the therapeutic use of such a current.
dental galvanism the production of galvanic current in the oral cavity due to the presence of two or more dissimilar metals in dental restorations that are bathed in saliva, or a single metal and two electrolytes (such as saliva and pulp tissue fluid); sometimes the current may be high enough to irritate the dental pulp and cause pain.
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gal·va·nism

(gal'vă-nizm),
1. Direct current electricity produced by chemical action, as by a battery.
2. Oral manifestations of direct current electricity occurring when dental restorations with dissimilar electric potentials (for example, silver and gold) are placed in the mouth; characterized by pain or development of small areas of leukoplakia.
Synonym(s): voltaism
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galvanism

(găl′və-nĭz′əm)
n.
1. Direct-current electricity, especially when produced chemically. Also called voltaism.
2. Therapeutic application of direct-current electricity, especially the electric stimulation of nerves and muscle.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

gal·va·nism

(gal'vă-nizm)
1. Direct current electricity produced by chemical action, as by a battery.
2. Oral manifestations of direct current electricity occurring when dental restorations with dissimilar electric potentials (e.g., silver and gold) are placed in the mouth.
Synonym(s): voltaism.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Eponyms © Farlex 2012

gal·va·nism

(gal'vă-nizm)
Oral manifestations of direct current electricity occurring when dental restorations with dissimilar electric potentials are placed in the mouth; characterized by pain or leukoplakia.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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