biogalvanic battery

biogalvanic battery

[‚bī·ō·gal′van·ik ′bad·ə·rē]
(medicine)
A battery that is implanted in the body and depends on interaction of metal electrodes with oxygen and fluids of the body to generate sufficient power for a heart pacemaker or other implanted medical device.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.