ECT

abbreviation

Definition of ECT

  1. electroconvulsive therapy


ect-

combining form
variants: or

ecto-

Definition of ect-

  1. :  outside :  external ectoderm — compare end-, exo-

Origin and Etymology of ect-

New Latin, from Greek ekto-, from ektos, from ex out — more at ex-


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ECT

abbreviation

Medical Definition of ECT

  1. electroconvulsive therapy


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