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.
The vagogram shows how the vagus nerve supplies nerve fibers to the pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), lungs, heart, esophagus, and the intestinal tract as far as the transverse portion of the colon. This nerve also brings sensory information back to the brain from the ear, tongue, pharynx, and larynx.2. Etymology: from Latin vagus, "wandering" and it is appropriate because the vagus nerve wanders all the way down from the brainstem to the colon, which is a long wandering way.
2. The combining power of an element, measured by the number of electrons one atom of it acquires from or transfers to another atom during the formation of a chemical compound.
3. The number of electrons which an atom tends to lose or to accept by transfer in a chemical reaction.
4. The number of positive or negative charges that an atom acquires by transferring its electrons to another atom to form a compound.
This is the chemical bond that results from such a process; an ionic bond.
2. The number of charges an atom acquires in a chemical reaction by a gain or a loss of electrons and the bonding resulting from such a transfer of electrons.
2. The termination or ending of an arrhythmia (irregularity in the rhythm of the heartbeat) with a counter electric shock.
3. In extreme cases of paroxysmal tachycardia (a sudden, abnormal intensity and rapid beating of the heart), a procedure in which an electric shock is administered directly to a patient's heart while he or she is under a mild anesthetic.
2. The change in viscosity of a liquid when placed in a strong electrostatic field.
The effect is very small and occurs only in polar liquids.
The terms "force" and "interaction between particles" are used interchangeably in this context.
All of the known forces; such as, atomic, nuclear, chemical, or mechanical forces, are examples of one of the three basic interactions.
2. Etymology: from Latin electrum, "amber"; from which the term electron is derived.
2. A process of condensation and polymerization in which a mixture of a relatively light mineral oil and a fatty oil is subjected to an electric discharge in an atmosphere of hydrogen.
The product is a very viscous oil (thick and sticky, reluctant to flow, and difficult to stir) used for blending with lighter lubricating oils.
2. A pill electrode that lodges in the esophagus at the level of the atrium to obtain electrograms and to deliver pacing stimuli.
It determines the potential in only that localized area.
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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.