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D'Arsonval current

noun D'Ar·son·val current \ˈdär-sən-ˌvl-, -ˌval-\

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.
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