microshock


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microshock

 [mi´kro-shok″]
a small electric shock resulting from current that has passed directly into the cardiac tissue from an electrode in contact with it; in this situation extremely small amounts of current may produce fibrillation.

microshock

/mi·cro·shock/ (-shok″) in cardiology, a low level of electric current applied directly to myocardial tissue; as little as 0.1 mA causes ventricular fibrillation.

microshock

[mī′krəshok]
1 shock from an electric current of less than 1 milliampere. It may not be felt.
2 the passage of current directly into the cardiac tissue.
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Thus, the affective microshock not only happens prior to emotional expression, but even without prompting it.
Each of these things acts as a microshock, each affecting other things within this momentary assemblage.
Se identifican dos tipos de descargas electricas (Weibell, 1974): el macroshock ocurre cuando la corriente fluye por una zona amplia de la piel, pasando por el corazon al pasar de una parte del cuerpo a otra; el microshock ocurre cuando la corriente fluye por una pequena zona de la piel y existen electrodos o cateteres conectados directamente al corazon, permitiendo la circulacion de corriente por el miocardio.
This is to protect against microshock (ventricular fibrillation (VF) induced by small currents flowing via lowresistance pathways directly to the heart, for example temporary pacing wires, pulmonary artery catheter filled with saline) although it is debatable whether this remains essential with improved equipment in current use (2).
Jogging and other weight-bearing activities result in increased stress and microshock (repetitive vibration trauma) of the joints.
Other inventions, implanted into the brain, might send out microshocks to jolt away an epileptic seizure.
Such an array would record microshocks of M [much less than] 1 and provide, not only data for accurate earthquake locations, but the style and orientation of deformation in foci and seismic hazard assessment of the region.