Electric shock is the physiological reaction or injury caused by electric current
passing through the (human) body. Typically, the expression is used to describe
Mar 8, 2016 ... Electrical injuries, although relatively uncommon, are inevitably encountered by
most emergency physicians. Adult electrical injuries usually ...
Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment of Electrical and
Lightning Injuries from the Professional Version of the Merck Manuals.
Jan 12, 2015 ... Read our article and learn more on MedlinePlus: Electrical injury.
The injuries caused by contact with electrical conductors depends upon: (1) The
kind of current: Alternating current is 4 to 5 times as dangerous as an equal ...
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Electrical Injury. ... 0.1mA – to myocardium = VF 1000A – severe burn, loss of
limb (high tension injury) >12,000A – lightning (coma, severe burns, loss of limb).
Before you read further, I will tell you that electrical injury can manifest in many
forms and with many symptoms. Even household (sometimes called low voltage)
Patients presenting with electrical injuries have problems that can range from the
very trivial to the fatal (in which case, they are said to have been electrocuted).
Aug 8, 2013 ... Electrical injuries can be caused by a wide range of voltages but the risk of injury
is generally greater with higher voltages and is dependent ...