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  • n. An instrument for tetanizing a muscle by irritating its nerve with successive mechanical shocks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument from tetanizing a muscle by irritating its nerve by successive mechanical shocks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument devised by Heidenhain for stimulating a nerve mechanically by causing an ivory hammer attached to the vibrating spring of an induction-machine to beat upon it.

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