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electroconvulsive therapy


electroconvulsive therapy

noun

Definition of ELECTROCONVULSIVE 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—abbreviation ECT; called also electric shock, electric shock therapy, electroshock therapy
February 26, 2015
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