galvanopalpation

galvanopalpation

 [gal″vah-no-pal-pa´shun]
testing of nerves of the skin by means of galvanic current.
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gal·va·no·pal·pa·tion

(gal'vă-nō-pal-pā'shŭn),
Esthesiometry by means of a sharp-pointed electrode through which a feeble direct current passes to the cathode applied to an indifferent part.
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galvanopalpation

An obsolete technique of testing cutaneous sensation by applying galvanic (low-level direct current) stimulus to the skin.
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