electro-, electr-, electri-

(Greek > Latin: electric, electricity; from amber, resembling amber, generated from amber which when rubbed vigorously [as by friction], produced the effect of static electricity)

Electronics in our lives consists of numerous tools

Equipment which we use everyday relies on electronics to function including calculators, car controls, cameras, washing machines, medical scanners, mobile telephones, radar systems, computers; as well as many other applications or devices which are listed in this unit.

A depth recording obtained from electrodes inserted into the thalamus or the large egg-shaped mass of gray matter situated in the posterior part of the fore brain which relays sensory impulses to the cerebral cortex.

The thalamus relays sensory information to the cerebral cortex, the thinking and reasoning part of the brain, and the part that receives information from the senses, directs the conscious movements of the body, and regulates the perception of touch, pain, and temperature.

Death caused by electrocution including lightning, accidental exposure to electricity, and formal execution.
electrotherapeutic current
Any of three types of electric current, which, when introduced into biologic tissue, is capable of producing specific physiologic changes.

The three types are direct monophasic, alternating biphasic, and pulsed polyphasic electric current.

1. Therapeutics, or treatments, based on the curative effects of electricity.
2. The treatment of disease by electrical shock and other techniques using electricity.
1. A medical person who uses electricity in the treatment of disease.
2. A health-care provider who has specific training and experience in the therapeutic uses of electricity.
1. A health care provider who has specific training and experience in the therapeutic uses or treatments with electricity.
2. Someone who specializes in the treatment of disease by electricity.
electrotherapy apparatus
Equipment for applying electric current to the body for massage or heat treatment.
electrotherapy, electrotherapeutics
1. The use of electricity in treating musculoskeletal dysfunction, pain, or disease.
2. The use of low-intensity electricity to treat insomnia, anxiety, or neurotic depression.
3. Using an electrode with a point or surface from which to discharge current to treat the body of a patient.
4. Applying electric current to the body for massage or heat treatment.
1. A flexible sheet of resistance coils used for applying heat to the surface of the body.
2. An electric blanket containing resistance heaters for heating body tissue and relieving pain.
3. A reference to the production of heat from electricity.
4. An apparatus that generates heat electrically for application to the surface of a body to relieve pain.
1. Relating to both electricity and heat, particularly to heat produced by electrical current.
2. A reference to an electric blanket containing resistance heaters for heating tissue and relieving pain.
3. A reference to both heat and electricity; in particular, pertaining to the conversion of electrical energy into heat energy.
4. The heating effect of electric current, or the electric current produced by heat.
electrothermal ammeter, thermoammeter, thermocouple ammeter
An ammeter (device for measuring an electric current in amperes) that is actuated by the voltage generated in a thermocouple through which it receives the current to be measured.

It is used primarily for measuring radio-frequency currents.

electrothermal energy conversion
1. A process in which electrical energy is directly converted into heat energy.
2. The direct conversion of electric energy into heat energy, as in an electric heater.
electrothermal expansion element
An actuating element consisting of a wire strip or other shape and having a high coefficient of thermal expansion.
electrothermal instrument
An apparatus which depends for its operation on the heating effect of an electric current.
electrothermal process
1. A process in which an electric current is used to produce heat.
2. Used to generate higher temperatures than can be produced by combustion processes.
3. Any process that uses an electric current to generate heat, utilizing resistance, arcs, or induction.

It is used to achieve temperatures higher than those which can be obtained by combustion methods.

The references or sources of information for compiling the words and definitions in this unit are listed at this Electronic Bibliography page or specific sources are indicated when they are appropriate.

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