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Medical Term:

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).

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