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Electricity

A form of energy that produces light, heat, magnetic and chemical changes

Electric current

The movement of electricity along a path called a conductor

Load

Technical name for any electrically powered appliance

Conductor

A material that allows electricity to flow through it easily

Insulator

Material that does not allow the flow of electric current

Amp

A unit of electric strength

Volt

A unit of electric pressure

Ohm

A unit of electric resistance

Watt

A measure of how much electrical energy is being used

Electrotherapy

The application of electrical currents during treatments to the skin. The application of special currents or modalities that have certain effects on the skin.

Rectifier

Changes alternating current into direct current

Fuse

A device containing a fine metal wire that allows current to flow through it

Tesla Current

High frequency current known as the violet ray. An alternating current which can be adjusted to different voltages to produce heat. High frequency current that does not produce muscle contractions.

High Frequency

An electrical current that stimulates hair growth and increases glandular activity

Anaphoresis

A galvanic current that produces a negative pole that softens and stimulates tissue

Converter

Changes direct current into alternating current

Faradic

An AC current that produces muscle contractions

White Light

A combination light such as florescent or incandescent

Circuit Breaker

A reusable device that breaks the flow of current when an overload occurs

Cataphoresis

A galvanic current that produces a positive pole that hardens and soothes nerves

Generator

A larger power source producing alternating current only

Visible Light

The portion of the elctromagnetic spectrum that humans can see

Grounding Wire

A 3 wire system used to protect you when operating certain kinds of appliances

Alternating Current (AC)

Electrons flow first in one direction and then another

Direct Current (DC)

Electrons flowing in one direction only

Battery

They have a positive and a negative terminal and produce direct current only

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