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Physiological effects of electric shocks

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The effect of an electrical shock on a body is primarly determined by the electric current flowing through the body:

Electric Current
(mA)
Physiological Effect on the Body
1 (AC)
5 (DC)
Possible to feel
10 (AC) Moscular contractions
"Can't let go"
30 (AC)
300 - 500 (DC)
Ventricular fibrillation and cardiac arrest
  • AC - Alternating Current
  • DC - Direct Current
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