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Acute hypoglycemia usually resulting from an overdose of insulin and characterized by sweating, trembling, dizziness, and, if left untreated, convulsions and coma.
a state of collapse caused by a decrease in blood sugar resulting from the administration of excessive insulin.
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|Noun||1.||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"
|2.||insulin shock - the administration of sufficient insulin to induce convulsions and coma|