electroconvulsive therapy

noun

Definition of electroconvulsive therapy

First Known Use of electroconvulsive therapy

1943


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electroconvulsive therapy

noun

medical Definition of electroconvulsive therapy

:the treatment of mental illness 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

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