shock vs burn?


What’s the difference on the human body?

In: Biology

Shocks can lead to burns for one, as heat is a by-product of the flow of electricity. A “burn” will be localized to the area of exposure to source, depending on the source. A “shock” can vary depending on time of exposure, the voltage, current, and path to ground, but can lead to pain, tissue damage throughout the path travel (which may or may not be a burn), and interruption of bodily functions including muscle control.