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(Medicine) the treatment of certain psychotic conditions by injecting drugs or by passing an electric current through the brain (electroconvulsive therapy) to produce convulsions or coma
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any of various therapies, as insulin shock therapy or electroconvulsive therapy, that induce convulsions or unconsciousness and are used for symptomatic relief in certain mental disorders. Also called shock′ treat`ment.
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|Noun||1.||shock therapy - treatment of certain psychotic states by the administration of shocks that are followed by convulsions|
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
ECT, electroconvulsive therapy, electroshock, electroshock therapy - the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma
insulin shock therapy, insulin shock treatment, insulin shock - the administration of sufficient insulin to induce convulsions and coma
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