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 DeCS Categories

A13 Animal Structures .
A13.332 Electric Organ .
B01 Eukaryota .
B01.050 Animals .
B01.050.150 Chordata .
B01.050.150.900 Vertebrates .
B01.050.150.900.493 Fishes .
B01.050.150.900.493.370 Elasmobranchii .
B01.050.150.900.493.370.935 Torpedo .
B01.050.150.900.493.378 Electric Fish .
B01.050.150.900.493.378.430 Gymnotiformes .
B01.050.150.900.493.378.430.250 Electrophorus .
B01.050.150.900.493.378.722 Torpedo .
E07 Equipment and Supplies .
E07.305 Electrical Equipment and Supplies .
E07.305.250 Electrodes .
G01 Physical Phenomena .
G01.249 Elementary Particles .
G01.249.335 Electrons .
G01.358 Magnetic Phenomena .
G01.358.500 Electromagnetic Phenomena .
G01.358.500.249 Electricity .
G01.358.500.750 Electrons .
H01 Natural Science Disciplines .
H01.671 Physics .
H01.671.293 Electronics .
SP4 Environmental Health .
SP4.011 Science .
SP4.011.082 Energy .
SP4.011.082.648 Electricity .
SP4.011.087 Contamination .
SP4.011.087.698 Physical Contamination .
SP4.011.087.698.379 Electromagnetic Pollution .
SP4.011.112 Physics .
SP4.011.112.303 Magnetics .
SP4.011.112.303.454 Electromagnetic Phenomena .
 Synonyms & Historicals
Electromagnetic Pollution .
Antennas .
High-Voltage Lines .
Electromagnetic Interference .
Electromagnetic Contamination .
Electric Posts .
Electricity .
Electric Energy .
The physical effects involving the presence of electric charges at rest and in motion. .
Electrons .
Electron .
Electron, Fast .
Electrons, Fast .
Fast Electron .
Negatron .
Positron .
Fast Electrons .
Negatrons .
Positrons .
Stable elementary particles having the smallest known negative charge, present in all elements; also called negatrons. Positively charged electrons are called positrons. The numbers, energies and arrangement of electrons around atomic nuclei determine the chemical identities of elements. Beams of electrons are called CATHODE RAYS. .
Electrophorus .
Electrophorus electricus .
Eel, Electric .
Electric Eel .
A genus of fish, in the family GYMNOTIFORMES, capable of producing an electric shock that immobilizes fish and other prey. The species Electrophorus electricus is also known as the electric eel, though it is not a true eel. .
Electrodes .
Anodes .
Cathodes .
Electrode .
Anode .
Cathode .
Electric conductors through which electric currents enter or leave a medium, whether it be an electrolytic solution, solid, molten mass, gas, or vacuum. .
Torpedo .
Torpedinidae .
Rays, Electric .
Electric Rays .
A genus of the Torpedinidae family consisting of several species. Members of this family have powerful electric organs and are commonly called electric rays. .
Electromagnetic Phenomena .
Electrical Phenomena .
Electrical Phenomenon .
Electromagnetic Phenomenon .
Electromagnetics .
Concept, Electrical .
Concept, Electromagnetic .
Concepts, Electrical .
Concepts, Electromagnetic .
Electrical Concept .
Electromagnetic Concept .
Electromagnetic Phenomenas .
Phenomena, Electrical .
Phenomena, Electromagnetic .
Phenomenon, Electrical .
Phenomenon, Electromagnetic .
Electrical Concepts .
Electromagnetic Concepts .
Electromagnetics .
Characteristics of ELECTRICITY and magnetism such as charged particles and the properties and behavior of charged particles, and other phenomena related to or associated with electromagnetism. .
Electronics .
Electronic .
The study, control, and application of the conduction of ELECTRICITY through gases or vacuum, or through semiconducting or conducting materials. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed) .
Electric Organ .
Electric Organs .
Organ, Electric .
Organs, Electric .
In about 250 species of electric fishes, modified muscle fibers forming disklike multinucleate plates arranged in stacks like batteries in series and embedded in a gelatinous matrix. A large torpedo ray may have half a million plates. Muscles in different parts of the body may be modified, i.e., the trunk and tail in the electric eel, the hyobranchial apparatus in the electric ray, and extrinsic eye muscles in the stargazers. Powerful electric organs emit pulses in brief bursts several times a second. They serve to stun prey and ward off predators. A large torpedo ray can produce of shock of more than 200 volts, capable of stunning a human. (Storer et al., General Zoology, 6th ed, p672) .