shock treatment

Definitions of shock treatment
  1. noun
    treatment of certain psychotic states by the administration of shocks that are followed by convulsions
    synonyms: shock therapy
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    types:
    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, insulin shock therapy, insulin shock treatment
    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
    type of:
    therapy
    (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)
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