One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of various devices used to measure electrical activity in or deliver electrical currents to the skin; especially (a) Acupuncture a device used to locate points of increased electrical sensitivity; (b) Medicine a device used to measure current perception, especially in the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy (a trademark in the U.S.).
Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). From neuro- + -meter.
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