Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 2 - Chemistry Comes Alive - Review Questions - Critical Thinking and Clinical Application Questions - Page 59: 1


The request is valid because Ben might be electrocuted. When lightning (a strong electrical current) strikes a lake, the water conducts the electrical impulse, which would then strike Ben if he were in the water. This would disrupt electrical impulses within his body: most importantly those which keep the heart beating. Cardiac arrest and death could result.

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p. 24 describes the role of electrical energy in the body
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