from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The application of faradic current to stimulate muscles and nerves.
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- n. The therapeutic application of the faradic, or induced, electrical current.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In physiol., the stimulation of a nerve with induced currents of electricity.
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General faradization, so-called, consists of a series of local faradizations, administered during one and the same séance, until the current has alternately been made to impinge upon and traverse the entire or at least a large portion of the body.
In choosing between this and the bath, I state it as my conviction that, while there may be a small proportion of cases in which general faradization, so-called, is preferable, in almost all the cases where both these remedies are applicable, the faradic bath deserves the preference — it is a _more complete_ faradization.
I believe the _best_ results can be obtained by first going through the faradic process, then subjecting the patient to general galvanization, as above indicated, and concluding by another but brief faradization.
It appears that thus far the best results have been obtained on the one hand by galvanization of the spine, on the other by general faradization.
Approaching in its effects more closely to the electric bath than any other remedy, is the process known as “general faradization,” to which I have already alluded (p. 36).
After from three to five minutes of this faradization, the surface board may be successively applied for a minute or two each to the arms, abdomen, pectoral and dorsal muscles.
The second ten minutes of the bath should be devoted to faradization, employed in the same manner as the previous galvanization, only that here the direction of the current is immaterial, and no reversals are requisite.
MUSCULAR CONTRACTIONS, the effects of the electric bath may be distinguished from those obtained by other modes of faradization by their comprehensiveness.
The application of electricity to the nerve centers by means of central galvanization, and also general and local external faradization, are necessary methods to be employed in electrical treatment.
Galvanization or faradization of the affected parts may also be employed, and with, occasionally, beneficial effect.
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