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insulin shock

n.
Acute hypoglycemia usually resulting from an overdose of insulin and characterized by sweating, trembling, dizziness, and, if left untreated, convulsions and coma.

in′sulin shock`


n.
a state of collapse caused by a decrease in blood sugar resulting from the administration of excessive insulin.
[1920]
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Noun1.insulin shock - hypoglycemia produced by excessive insulin in the system causing coma
shock - (pathology) bodily collapse or near collapse caused by inadequate oxygen delivery to the cells; characterized by reduced cardiac output and rapid heartbeat and circulatory insufficiency and pallor; "loss of blood is an important cause of shock"
hypoglycaemia, hypoglycemia - abnormally low blood sugar usually resulting from excessive insulin or a poor diet
2.insulin shock - the administration of sufficient insulin to induce convulsions and coma
shock therapy, shock treatment - treatment of certain psychotic states by the administration of shocks that are followed by convulsions