PMID: 15335590Mar 1, 1997Paper

The human body as an electric circuit

Journal of Clinical Forensic Medicine
M Odell


This is a review of the effects of electricity on the human body with an emphasis on the clinical effects which may be of forensic interest, both in the living and after death. The review will explore the interaction between electricity and the human body in its functional and pathological aspects. Electricity interacts with the body in many ways ranging from a manifestation of normal physiological activity to a cause of severe tissue injury and death. Its mode of action and the pathogenesis of injuries caused by electricity are sometimes difficult to understand because it is invisible and intangible.


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