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shock therapy

shock therapy

or

shock treatment

n
(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

shock′ ther`apy


n.
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.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.shock therapy - treatment of certain psychotic states by the administration of shocks that are followed by convulsionsshock 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
metrazol shock, metrazol shock therapy, metrazol shock treatment - the administration of sufficient Metrazol to induce convulsions and coma
Translations

shock therapy

shock treatment n (Med) → trattamento con elettroshock
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