electroshock therapy


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electroshock therapy

(ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌʃɒk)
n
(Psychiatry) another name for electroconvulsive therapy
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.electroshock therapy - the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and comaelectroshock therapy - 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
Translations

electroshock therapy

[ɪˌlektrəʊʃɒkˈθerəpɪ] Nelectroterapia f

electroshock therapy

nElektroschocktherapie or -behandlung f
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