- electricity produced by a chemical reaction
- Med. direct electrical current used to stimulate nerves and muscles
Origin of galvanismFrench galvanisme ; from Italian galvanismo: so called after L. Galvani
- Direct-current electricity, especially when produced chemically. Also called voltaism.
- Therapeutic application of direct-current electricity, especially the electric stimulation of nerves and muscle.
Origin of galvanismAfter Luigi Galvani.
(usually uncountable, plural galvanisms)