from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See electrophoresis.

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  • n. electrophoresis

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The action of conveying something downward or through something else; specifically, electrical endosmosis, especially electric endosmosis employed to cause medicinal substances (such as cocaine, quinine, or the like) to pass through or into living tissues in the direction of flow of a positive electric current, or from the anode to the cathode. See endosmosis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the motion of charged particles in a colloid under the influence of an electric field; particles with a positive charge go to the cathode and negative to the anode


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  • Out of interest, this historical page on Harrogate Spa explains that Bergoni├ę treatment is electrostimulation of the muscles, Nauheim treatment bathing in carbonated water (in imitation of the natural waters at Bad Nauheim), and cataphoresis a technique claimed to carry therapeutic ions into the body via an electrified pad on the skin.


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