insulin shock therapy

noun

: the treatment of mental illness (as schizophrenia) by insulin in doses sufficient to produce deep coma

called also insulin coma therapy

compare insulin shock

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“Insulin shock therapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/insulin%20shock%20therapy. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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