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Magnetism

Magnetism

The property, quality, or state, of being magnetic; the manifestation of the force in nature which is seen in a magnet.

2. The science which treats of magnetic phenomena.

3. Power of attraction; power to excite the feelings and to gain the affections. By the magnetism of interest our affections are irresistibly attracted. animal magnetism, a force, more or less analogous to magnetism, which, it has been alleged, is produced in animal tissues, and passes from one body to another with or without actual contact. The existence of such a force, and its potentiality for the cure of disease, were asserted by mesmer in 1775. His theories and methods were afterwards called mesmerism, a name which has been popularly applied to theories and claims not put forward by mesmer himself. See mesmerism, biology, od, hypnotism. Terrestrial magnetism, the magnetic force exerted by the earth, and recognised by its effect upon magnetized needles and bars.

Origin: cf. F. Magnetisme.


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and I thought people cannot sense magnetism How is this helpful?

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by fdadfar88
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:28 pm
 
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and I thought people cannot sense magnetism

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by JackBean
Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:36 pm
 
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... trying to dial a number when you suffer from memory failures and confusion). I know my ambiguity is annoying (think of it as trying to work out magnetism when it hadn't yet been discovered) but I don't want to make any false claims. But talking about safe charges... what size would a leyden ...

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by JoshuaFlynn
Thu May 31, 2012 1:18 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Electromagnetic fields generated by the human body
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Keeping proteins from washing off the slide

... about trying to bind an antibody to a protein that is fixed to a slide. The only way that I can think of binding the protein would be to use magnetism and a tag on the protein or otherwise charge the slide. Its an odd sort of experiment.

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by daniel.kurz
Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:21 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
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magnetic field and bone density

Magnetism would have no effect on any metal other than Iron.

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by MichaelXY
Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:37 am
 
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