electric shock therapy

electric shock therapy
electric shock therapy n ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY

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  • electric shock therapy — noun or electric shock treatment also electric shock or electric therapy : electroshock therapy …   Useful english dictionary

  • electric shock therapy — e.lectric shock .therapy n [U] a method of treatment for mental illness that involves sending electricity through someone s brain = ↑ECT …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • electric convulsive therapy — electric shock therapy electroconvulsive t …   Medical dictionary

  • electric shock therapy — noun (U) a method of treatment for mental illness that involves sending electricity through someone s brain …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • electric shock treatment — noun see electric shock therapy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shock therapy — or shock treatment may refer to: A form of aversion therapy in which an electric shock is used as a negative stimulus Electroconvulsive therapy, or electroshock, a psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in anaesthetized… …   Wikipedia

  • shock therapy — n the treatment of mental disorder by the artificial induction of coma or convulsions through use of drugs or electric current called also convulsive therapy see ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY …   Medical dictionary

  • electric shock — n 1) SHOCK (3) 2) ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY * * * the immediate effects produced by the passage of an electric current through any part of the body, e.g., painful stimulation of nerves or tetanic contractions of muscles …   Medical dictionary

  • shock therapy — n. a method of treating certain mental disorders by applying electric current to the brain or, less often, by injecting drugs: it results in convulsion or coma: also shock treatment …   English World dictionary

  • electric shock treatment — n ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY …   Medical dictionary

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