Bioimpedance Analysis

  • Henry C. Lukaski
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The use of electricity in medicine has a long history: It may be traced to 1786 when Galvani observed that electrical sparks stimulated frog muscle to contract ex vivo (King 1901). In the late nineteenth century, Vigouroux (1888) changed the field when he postulated that the response of the body following the administration of electrical current might be useful in diagnosing certain maladies. Indeed, hysteria, muscle weakness, epilepsy, and fevers were associated with low impedance measurements, but exophthalmic goiter was shown to be a high impedance disorder (King). Thus, the presence of certain diseases and metabolic perturbations could be revealed on the basis of altered electrical conductivity in the body.


Total Body Water Bioelectrical Impedance Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis Extravascular Lung Water Fluid Distribution 
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