Polar Antagonism


Categories: PRINCIPLES OF PRACTICE.
Sources: A Newly Discovered System Of Electrical Medication

When the conducting cords are of equal length, as commonly they should

be, each of the two poles or electrodes produces a polar effect in the

patient directly the opposite of that produced by the other. Also, at

any point in either half of the circuit, if it be within the person of

the patient, the polar effect produced is the very reverse of what is

experienced at the corresponding point in the other half of the circuit.

And further; each half of the current produces a polar effect, at every

point in the parts of the patient through which it runs, the same in

kind, though differing in degree, as is produced immediately under

the pole or electrode with which it is connected; yet an effect

antagonistic to that which is produced under the other pole, or at the

corresponding point in the other half of the current.





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