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e·lec·tro·shockor e·lec·tro·shock therapy (ĭ-lĕk′trō-shŏk′)
1. (Medicine) med
a. an electric current passed through part of the body
b. (as modifier): electroshock treatment.
2. (Psychiatry) another name for electroconvulsive therapy
e•lec′tro•con•vul′sive ther′apy(ɪˈlɛk troʊ kənˈvʌl sɪv, ɪˌlɛk-)
the application of electric current to the head in order to induce a seizure, used to treat serious mental illnesses. Abbr.: ECT Also called electroshock.
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|Noun||1.||electroshock - the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma|
electric healing, electrical healing, electrotherapy, galvanism - the therapeutic application of electricity to the body (as in the treatment of various forms of paralysis)