electric shock

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Synonyms for electric shock

the use of electricity to administer punishment or torture

trauma caused by the passage of electric current through the body (as from contact with high voltage lines or being struck by lightning)

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Reported cases of hearing loss and facial nerve paralysis associated with low-voltage electrical shock are rare, and minimal information is available about this circumstance.
There were 62 electrical shocks reported in 2004, 37 in 2005, 6 in 2006, and 6 in 2007.
The ability to predict defibrillation success may minimise the damaging effects of repetitive and unnecessary electrical shocks.
We conclude that perinatal BPA and NP exposure, even at slightly higher doses than those associated with environmental exposure in humans, had adverse behavioral effects on rats, especially when the animals were forced to avoid fear-provoking stimuli such as electrical shocks.
Defibrillators are medical devices that deliver electrical shocks to jolt a heart following detection of irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmia) or other symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest.
She and her co-workers find that men who can shut off intermittent mild electrical shocks and loud tones by pressing a button show lowered immune function shortly after the half-hour test session.
Researchers have used microinjection needles, lasers and electrical shocks in their attempts to send bits of desirable DNA into plant cells.
Cardiologists successfully used electrical shocks to treat seven patients suffering from severe ventricular tachycardia, an abnormal rhythm of the heart's lower pumping chambers, according to a report in the August CIRCULATION.
The Institute of Critical Care Medicine (ICCM), based in Palm Springs, announced today that its recent research has yielded an important advance for predicting the success or failure of electrical shocks delivered by defibrillators during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Among Virginia's concerns are potential hazards to humans, including cardiacpacemaker failures and electrical shocks.
The HP CodeMaster 100, XL+ and XL defibrillators deliver life-restoring electrical shocks to victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), a leading cause of death worldwide.
Cardioversion uses either electrical shocks or antiarrhythmic drugs delivered intravenously to restore the heart's normal rhythm.
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