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Definition of D'ARSONVAL CURRENT
: a high-frequency oscillating current of low voltage and high amperage used in diathermy
Biographical Note for D'ARSONVAL CURRENT
Ar·son·val\ȧr-sōⁿ-vȧl\ , Jacques–Arsène d'(1851–1940), French biophysicist. D'Arsonval did pioneering work in electrotherapy. In 1892 he introduced the use of high-frequency currents to treat diseases of the skin and mucous membranes. The current is now known as the D'Arsonval current.