electrolysismedical dictionary

1. <chemistry> The process where an electric current is passed through an electrolytic solution or other appropriate medium, causing a chemical reaction. Similar to what happens within a battery.

2. <procedure>

The process where an electric current is used to destroy tumours.

3. <dermatology> The removal of unwanted body hair by electrocuting the hair roots with an electrified needle.

Origin: Gr. Lysis = dissolution

(05 Jan 1998)

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