Lesión eléctrica

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La corriente eléctrica es muy dañina para el cuerpo humano debido a que el cuerpo es muy buen conductor de electricidad. La corriente eléctrica puede causar daño al cuerpo de varias maneras:

  • Paro cardíaco debido al efecto de la electricidad sobre el corazón.
  • Destrucción masiva de los músculos por el paso de la corriente a través del cuerpo.
  • Quemaduras térmicas por el contacto con la fuente de electricidad.
Lesión eléctrica

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  • Last reviewed on 1/1/2013
  • Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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