electronarcosis

noun
elec·​tro·​nar·​co·​sis | \ i-ˌlek-trō-när-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce electronarcosis (audio) \
plural electronarcoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce electronarcosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of electronarcosis

: unconsciousness induced by passing a weak electric current through the brain and used in treating certain mental illnesses

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“Electronarcosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/electronarcosis. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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