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e·lec·tro·shock

or e·lec·tro·shock therapy  (ĭ-lĕk′trō-shŏk′)
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electroshock

(ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌʃɒk)
n
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
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e•lec′tro•con•vul′sive ther′apy

(ɪˈlɛk troʊ kənˈvʌl sɪv, ɪˌlɛk-)
n.
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.
[1945–50]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.electroshock - the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and comaelectroshock - 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)
shock therapy, shock treatment - treatment of certain psychotic states by the administration of shocks that are followed by convulsions
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Translations
électrochocsismothérapie

e·lec·tro·shock

n. electrochoque producido por una corriente eléctrica.
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