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Term: electric shock (in electrobiology)
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Definition: 1 – sudden application of electric current to a living organism with sufficient strength and duration to produce a convulsive or thermal effect
2 – in cardiology, application of a short-duration electric current across the chest or to the heart with the intention of correcting certain problems of cardiac arrhythmia

NOTE – The English term "electric shock" is deprecated in the sense of definition 2.


Publication date:1998-02
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