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the act or result of being zapped.

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  • in addition to being a good source of fiber, copper, vitamin b1, and manganese, eggplant also contains important phytonutrients, including phenolic compounds and flavonoids, that are potent antioxidants. one study found that phytonutrients in the skin of eggplants, called nasunin, protects brain cell membranes from damage by zapping free radicals and guarding the lipids (fats) in brain cell membranes. everydayhealth.com

  • why might brain-zapping be a good thing? "we all want to improve our learning and to make it faster if possible, and we also want to help those who have problems in learning" due to disease, developmental problems or aging, he said. also, "around 20 percent of the population finds math challenging." medicinenet.com

  • and even when patients are not critically ill, in the ambulatory world, things that need to be addressed often do get critical, and perhaps we need the systems to get smarter, to learn to recognize what's important, and what may not be -- what can wait till tomorrow, what needs someone's attention right now, and when do we need to send a small jolt of electricity zapping into dr. pelzman's watch to make him wake up and pay attention to that urgent alarm flashing in front of him over and over? medpagetoday.com