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effect of electric current on human body

  1. aakashmech profile image60
    aakashmechposted 6 years ago

    what happens when an electric current passes through the human body ? why the person strongly shocked by electric current got dead ? is it due to some internal changes (like body temperature)?

  2. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    Typically it is because their heart has stopped.

  3. recommend1 profile image72
    recommend1posted 6 years ago

    skinny psyche is right big_smile  the electricity interupts the nervous system that runs on electricity - and everything stops including the heart and breathing. It depends on how much and what type of electricity.

  4. Freegoldman profile image36
    Freegoldmanposted 6 years ago

    Below 1 Milliampere Generally not perceptible
    1 Milliampere Faint Tingle
    5 Milliampere Slight shock felt. Not painful but disturbing. Average individual can
    let go. Strong involuntary reactions can lead to other injuries.
    6 to 25 Milliampere (women) Painful shocks. Loss of muscle control.
    9 to 30 Milliampere (men) The freezing current or “let go” range. If extensor muscles are
    excited by shock, the person may be thrown away from the power
    source. Individuals cannot let go. Strong involuntary reactions can
    lead to other injuries.
    50 to 150 Milliamperes Extreme pain, respiratory arrest, severe muscle reactions. Death is
    1.0 to 4.3 Amperes Rhythmic pumping action of the heart ceases. Muscular contraction
    and nerve damage occur; death is likely.
    10 Amperes Cardiac arrest, severe burns, death is probable