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electroshock therapy

electroshock therapy

noun

Definition of ELECTROSHOCK THERAPY

:  the treatment of mental disorder and especially depression by the application of electric current to the head of a usually anesthetized patient that induces unconsciousness and convulsive seizures in the brain —called also electroconvulsive therapy

First Known Use of ELECTROSHOCK THERAPY

1942

electroshock therapy

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Medical Definition of ELECTROSHOCK THERAPY

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