electroshock

Definitions of electroshock
  1. noun
    the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma
    synonyms: ECT, electroconvulsive therapy, electroshock therapy
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    type of:
    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
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