By J. Patrick Reilly (auth.)

Electric currents and electromagnetic fields were utilized to organic platforms, rather people, with either healing and pathological effects. utilized Bioelectricity discusses organic responses to electrical currents and electromagnetic fields, together with clinical functions and surprise risks. The booklet covers primary actual and engineering ideas of responses to momentary electric publicity and emphasizes human reactions, even if animal responses to electrical energy are regarded as good. The therapy covers reactions from the just-detectable to the sincerely harmful. an enormous new bankruptcy discusses criteria for human publicity to electromagnetic fields and electrical present and demonstrates how those criteria were built in accordance with the rules handled in prior chapters. J. Patrick Reilly is a member of the important employees of the Johns Hopkins college utilized Physics Laboratory and is President of Metatec Associates.

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4), and also with high-voltage capacitive discharges (refer to Sect. 5). The cited values of RB are similar to the resistance of a solution of NaCI of physiological concentration and of geometric dimensions similar to that of the body (Biegelmeier, 1986). If the resistivity of the NaCI solution is taken to be 80Q cm, Eq. 1) indicates that the resistance of a cylindrical cross-sectional area of 25cm2 and of length 150cm (for two arms in series) is approximately 480 Q. 17 illustrates further results of Biegelmeier's (1985a) experiments showing the relationship between total impedance and applied voltage for various contact areas.

The form indicated by Eq. 11) is more often used; its symbolic representation is given as in Eq. 12) and is called the complex permittivity. Its imaginary part includes the conventional conductivity, and the real part is the relative dielectric constant. In the above development, it is assumed that the dipoles orient themselves to the internal alternating field, requiring that they reverse their orientation everyone half cycle of the applied voltage. The dipoles have a certain degree of inertia and cannot follow the field oscillation if it is too rapid.

The capacitive component of skin impedance is primarily responsible for its frequency dependence. 24 illustrates 46 2. 7. Statistical summary of DC Body impedance measurements. (Data listed in kQ). TABLE A. 04 B. Wet conditions Handlhand Hand/two feet Two Hands/two feet (a) Hand electrodes: two No. 10 Awg twisted copper wires. (b) Voltage: 12V DC; current -lmA (children), -5mA (adults). (c) Wet conditions apply to treatment with 20% NaCI solution. (d) Children's ages: 3-15 years; adults ages: 18-58 years.

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