Applied Bioelectricity

From Electrical Stimulation to Electropathology

  • J. Patrick Reilly

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. J. Patrick Reilly
    Pages 1-11
  3. J. Patrick Reilly
    Pages 12-72
  4. J. Patrick Reilly
    Pages 105-147
  5. Hermann Antoni
    Pages 148-193
  6. J. Patrick Reilly
    Pages 194-239
  7. J. Patrick Reilly
    Pages 240-298
  8. J. Patrick Reilly
    Pages 341-411
  9. Michael A. Chilbert
    Pages 412-453
  10. J. Patrick Reilly
    Pages 454-501
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 502-563

About this book


Electric currents and electromagnetic fields have been applied to biological systems, particularly humans, with both therapeutic and pathological results. Applied Bioelectricity discusses biological responses to electric currents and electromagnetic fields, including medical applications and shock hazards. The book covers fundamental physical and engineering principles of responses to short-term electrical exposure and emphasizes human reactions, although animal responses to electricity are considered as well. The treatment covers reactions from the just-detectable to the clearly detrimental. An important new chapter discusses standards for human exposure to electromagnetic fields and electric current and demonstrates how these standards have been developed based on the principles treated in earlier chapters. J. Patrick Reilly is a member of the principal staff of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and is President of Metatec Associates.


ELF Flutter Synapse cardiovascular system electrocardiogram (ECG) electromagnetic electromagnetic fields magnetic fields muscle perception respiration skeletal muscle temperature tissue trauma

Authors and affiliations

  • J. Patrick Reilly
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Applied Physics LaboratoryJohns Hopkins UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Metatec AssociatesSilver SpringUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7235-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1664-3
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