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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or using an intermittent asymmetrical alternating electric current produced by an induction coil.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to electricity, especially to electrical induction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Michael Faraday, the distinguished electrician; -- applied especially to induced currents of electricity, as produced by certain forms of inductive apparatus, on account of Faraday's investigations of their laws.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to induced electric currents obtained from a variety of machines — some of them magneto-electric, composed of a revolving magnet and coils of wires, others of a cell (giving a galvanic current) and coils.


After Michael Faraday.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
For Michael Faraday English chemist and physicist (Wiktionary)


  • It's using a faradic current an intermittent, asymmetrical AC to zap something.

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  • In addition to this I cause the galvanic (anode) as well as strong faradic currents to be applied to the affected parts by means of the surface board.

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  • Professor Botkin, in which the faradic current was employed either alone or in conjunction with other treatment.

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  • Several manufacturers of this city turn out good and serviceable faradic instruments.

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  • This concluded, a strong general [14] faradic current should be employed for five minutes.

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  • I shall describe under this head the _modus operandi_ of administering a routine galvanic or faradic bath.

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  • In the first three baths the galvanic current was employed exclusively, the muscles and tendons being in too tender a condition to bear the contractions induced by the faradic current.

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  • By administering the _general_ faradic current in the bath, of sufficient intensity to _maintain_ muscular contraction as long as the circuit remains closed, any stagnant blood in the lower extremities will be efficiently forced into the general circulation.

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  • As to the mode of administration of the baths in cases of the class under consideration, the use of both currents is requisite; the galvanic as a nutrient, the faradic as an excito-motor agent.

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  • Freedom from pain is a characteristic likewise of the faradic bath,

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