In any way could the body store electricity supplied externally?

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  • $\begingroup$ Electron is a measure of charge, not a charge carrier, in the same way yard is a measure of distance, not a thing with the length of one yard. $\endgroup$ – user37894 Feb 24 '18 at 7:20
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinKlvana The electron is a subatomic particle, symbol e− or β−, whose electric charge is negative one elementary charge. $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Feb 24 '18 at 14:31
  • $\begingroup$ electron transfer in mtDNA and nerves (although in nerves, the moving charges are ions, not electrons). $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Feb 24 '18 at 14:46
  • $\begingroup$ I don't understand your second sentence. It contains no verb. What exactly are you trying to ask here. I don't understand either the purpose or meaning of the picture. Can you clarify this? $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Feb 24 '18 at 14:48
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    $\begingroup$ @Remi.b: What is "negative" and what is "elementary" and what is "particle"? And what do you call that which has a charge different from "negative one elementary charge"? How can elementary charge become delocalized? And so on and so on. "Electron does not exist." --Kenneth Lee Wheeler (citing Nikola Tesla, among others) youtube.com/channel/UCVcxJ9k14bi__-uA1cGkEcA $\endgroup$ – user37894 Feb 25 '18 at 20:31

Not to be a smartass, but do you not consider the mitochondrial electron transport chain to already sort of do that? When we consider that actual movement of electrons to be a step in the conversion of chemical potential in fatty acids and carbohydrates to phosphorylating ADP for later mechanical energy. Just a thought.

Although I'm assuming you mean somehow utilizing a current flow through the body from an outside source.


No, the human body cannot utilize externally applied electricity. Applying electricity to the body will either have no effect, if the amount is small, or will disrupt normal functions of the body or cause injury if the amount is larger.

An overview of the effects of electricity (for doctors) can be found in "Conduction of Electrical Current to and Through the Human Body: A Review".


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