Electric shock Medical Assignment Help

Electric shock may produce clinical effects in three ways:
1 Pain and psychological sequelae. The common ‘electric shock’ is usually a painful, but harmless, stimulus that is an unpleasant and frightening experience. It produces no lasting neurological damage or cutaneous evidence of damage.
2 Disruption of specific biological processes. Ventricular fibrillation, muscular contraction and spinal cord damage follow a major shock. These are seen typically following a lightning strike.
3 Electrical burns. These are either superficial burns (e.g. lightning may cause a fern-shaped burn), or necrosis of subcutaneous tissues due to the heat generated by the electricity.

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