Skip to Content

electric shock

 

Definition: the sum of immediate and delayed pathophysiologic responses of living tissue to a current of electricity of sufficient magnitude to induce abnormal sensations (paresthesia, pain) or objective changes (muscle spasm, cardiac arrhythmia, neurologic impairment including coma, tissue damage).

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.

Hide