Definition of Electroshock

1. Noun. The administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma.




Definition of Electroshock

1. Noun. (medicine electricity) electroconvulsive therapy ¹

2. Verb. (medicine electricity) to administer electroconvulsive therapy ¹

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Definition of Electroshock

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Medical Definition of Electroshock

1. Induction of a stress reaction in experimental subjects by means of an electrical shock; applies to either convulsive or non-convulsive states. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Electroshock

electroretinography
electrorheological
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electrosensibility
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electroshock (current term)
electroshock therapy
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electrospinning
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Literary usage of Electroshock

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1. Stress, Gender, and Alcohol-Seeking Behavior edited by Walter A. Hunt, Sam Zakhari (1996)
"Prior exposure termining the development of toler- to electroshock stimulation (for 3 ance (habituation) of the p-EP system hours) followed by alcohol ..."

2. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"electroshock treatment elevates levels of L-dopa, but not 5-HTP, significantly less in old than in young rats. It is not clear presently whether depressed ..."

3. From Privileges to Rights: People Labeled with Psychiatric Disabilities by Rae E. Unzicker, Kate P. Wolters, Debra J. Robinson (2001)
"It acknowledges that there are instances of illegal, forced electroshock against the expressed wishes of the subject. And we feel that's a real litmus test ..."

4. Changing Perspectives by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1994)
"High voltage electroshock has multi-use purposes--for torture, ... electroshock is also used as a “harmless” not so subtle reminder to carry out commands. ..."

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