insulin shock therapy

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Noun1.insulin shock therapy - 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
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* insulin shock therapy (1933), also for schizophrenia.
The decade of the drug revolution started in 1954 with the introduction of chlorpromazine (Largactil) which replaced the hazardous insulin shock therapy for schizophrenia.
Despite its widespread use, some confusion surrounded the term "insulin coma." It often has been referred to in the literature as "insulin shock therapy." The original German term for the treatment (Insulin-shock-behandlung) was translated into English as "insulin shock treatment." (5) Dr.

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