[ UK /ɪlˌɛktɹə‍ʊʃˈɒk/ ]
[ US /ˌɪˈɫɛkˌtɹoʊˌʃɑk/ ]
  1. the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma
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How To Use electroshock In A Sentence

  • Electroshock therapy is used for treatment of depression and manic depression.
  • Despite potential adverse effects, mainly memory loss, the use of electroshock (also called electroconvulsive therapy or ECT) is administered worldwide for a wide range of mental illnesses Psychology Wiki - Recent changes [en]
  • To begin, one needs to ask what psychiatrists actually mean when they call electroshock effective. Home
  • All the doctor has to do is knock the patient out with electroshock, saving the expense of an anesthesiologist; lift up the eyelid and insert the icepick (sometimes a "transorbital leucotome," which is an icepick with centimeter markings) and pound on it until the orbital plate fractures and the point jabs through into the brain. 1968
  • They used this technique successfully on dogs and in April 1938, they applied electroshock to their first human patient.
  • We have these folks to thanks for lobotomies and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), also known as electroshock, both of which are controversial at best. Gazette.com :
  • The treatment prescribed for such phenomena included complete rest, massage, various tonics and special diets, sometimes even electroshock therapy.
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), also known as electroshock therapy, is typically used to treat severe depression. [Help] Most Recent Posts
  • (As shown below, sufficiently high aspartame doses, which transiently exceed the liver's capacity to hydroxylate phenylalanine, can also potentiate seizures in rodents, whether these seizures are generated by drugs, electroshock, or inhalation of fluorothyl.) Santa Fe Pediatrician Regales Hawaii Legislative Committee with Dangers of Aspartame
  • The Times obit states he even tried electroshock, which is just heartbreaking. DFW THOUGHTS
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