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** How does the body make electricity -- and how does it use it? **

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Without electricity, you wouldn't be reading this article right now. And
it's not because your computer wouldn't work. It's because your brain
wouldn't work.

Everything we do is controlled and enabled by electrical signals running
through our bodies. As we learned in intro physics, everything is made up
of atoms, and atoms are made up of protons, neutrons and electrons. Protons


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