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Document ID (ISN)33026
CIS number 80-321
ISSN - Serial title Elektrotechnik und Maschinenbau
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Antoni H., Biegelmeier G.
Title The effects of direct current on humans
Original title ▄ber die Wirkungen von Gleichstrom auf den Menschen [in German]
Bibliographic information Feb. 1979, Vol.96, No.2, p.71-81. Illus. 25 ref.
Abstract The present state of knowledge is reviewed and the resistance of the human body during passage of direct current is outlined. Studies on the fibrillation threshold in direct current and physiological considerations on the fibrillation mechanism are discussed. The current strength ranges proposed and contact voltage limits for direct current are important for electrotechnical standard setting.
Descriptors (primary) direct current; electrical safety; electrical resistance of body; threshold voltages; threshold currents
Descriptors (secondary) electricity; biological effects; fibrillation; fault voltage
Document type -
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Electricity