insulin shock

Definitions of insulin shock
  1. noun
    hypoglycemia produced by excessive insulin in the system causing coma
    synonyms: insulin reaction
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    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
  2. noun
    the administration of sufficient insulin to induce convulsions and coma
    synonyms: insulin shock therapy, insulin shock treatment
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    shock therapy, shock treatment
    treatment of certain psychotic states by the administration of shocks that are followed by convulsions
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