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adj gal·van·ic \gal-ˈvan-ik\

Medical Definition of GALVANIC

:  of, relating to, involving, or producing a direct current of electricity <galvanic stimulation of flaccid muscles>—compare faradic
gal·van·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Biographical Note for GALVANIC

Gal·va·ni \gäl-ˈvä-nē\ , Luigi (1737–1798), Italian physician and physicist. Galvani is known for his pioneering experiments in the electrical stimulation of frog nerves and muscles. His experiments motivated the discovery of a source of a constant current of electricity by Alessandro Volta.
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