insulin shock

noun

Definition of insulin shock

: severe hypoglycemia that is associated with the presence of excessive insulin in the system and that if left untreated may result in convulsions and progressive development of coma

Examples of insulin shock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But now Jason, her beloved husband, has died of insulin shock brought on by his diabetes. Sarah Lyall, New York Times, 27 May 2022 Her family sent her to a sanitarium, where the insulin shock treatments were akin to torture. Sam Gillette, PEOPLE.com, 30 July 2019

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First Known Use of insulin shock

1925, in the meaning defined above

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insulin shock

noun

Medical Definition of insulin shock

: severe hypoglycemia that is associated with the presence of excessive insulin in the system and that if left untreated may result in convulsions and progressive development of coma

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