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Cosmetology Electricity

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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