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.
It's using a faradic current an intermittent, asymmetrical AC to zap something.
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.
Professor Botkin, in which the faradic current was employed either alone or in conjunction with other treatment.
Several manufacturers of this city turn out good and serviceable faradic instruments.
This concluded, a strong general  faradic current should be employed for five minutes.
I shall describe under this head the _modus operandi_ of administering a routine galvanic or faradic bath.
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.
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.
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.
Freedom from pain is a characteristic likewise of the faradic bath,