galvano-, galvan- +

(Named after the Italian physician and physicist who investigated the nature and effects of what he conceived to be electricity in animal tissue; who in 1762 discovered and first described voltaic electricity; electric currents; and primarily, direct electrical current.)

Muscular contraction induced by direct current.
galvanotropism, galvanotropic
1. An orientation response to an electric current.
2. The growth or orientation of a plant in response to an electric current.
A reference to galvanic stimulation to a portion of the body immersed in water.
iontophoresis, galvanoionization, ionic medication
1. The introduction of ions of soluble salts into the skin by an electric current; usually, for therapeutic purposes.
2. The transference of ions into the body by an electromotive force for purposes of local or systemic medicinal effect.
3. The use of an electric current to introduce the ions of a medicament into bodily tissues.
primary cell, voltaic cell, galvanic cell (s) (nouns); primary cells, voltaic cells, galvanic cells (pl)
1. An electrical cell that uses an irreversible chemical reaction to generate electricity and, as a result, cannot be recharged: When buying new batteries for her flash light, Linda debated whether to buy primary cell batteries or to invest in rechargeable batteries.
2. A cell consisting of two dissimilar metal electrodes in a solution that acts chemically on one or both of them to produce a voltage: Jack, the auto mechanic, stated that the battery or primary cell in the car was dead and could not be recharged; so, it would need to be replaced.
Positive galvanotaxis.
Referring to changes in the electrical resistance of the skin that result from either sensory or ideational stimulation (ideation is the process of forming ideas or mental images and examining their relationships).
1. A device for determining changes in the electrical resistance of the skin in response to emotional stimuli.
2. Any electrical circuit designed to measure the psychogalvanic response.

The reading of the degree of change in skin resistance, that is, changes in sweat gland secretion, detected by a sensitive galvanometer may be made directly and visually, or a permanent registration of the psychogalvanic response can be made by means of an ink trace or photographic recording.

The directed movement or orientation of a motile organism towards the source of an electric stimulus.
voltaic vertigo, galvanic vertigo
The inclination of the head toward the stimulated side upon application of an electric current to the vestibular fibers of the eighth nerve.

A cross reference of word units that are related, directly and/or indirectly, with "electricity": electro-; hodo-; ion-; piezo-; -tron; volt; biomechatronics, info; mechatronics, info.