Definition of Insulin shock
1. Noun. Hypoglycemia produced by excessive insulin in the system causing coma.
2. Noun. The administration of sufficient insulin to induce convulsions and coma.
Generic synonyms: Shock Therapy, Shock Treatment
Medical Definition of Insulin shock
1. A severe condition that occurs when the level of blood glucose (sugar) drops quickly. The signs are shaking, sweating, dizziness, double vision, convulsions, and collapse. Insulin shock may occur when an insulin reaction is not treated quickly enough. See: hypoglycaemia. (09 Oct 1997)
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Literary usage of Insulin shock
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1. First Aid Book (1993)
"insulin shock results when there is a shortage of sugar relative to the amount of ... The signs and symptoms of insulin shock are as follows: • The victim ..."
2. Ring Around the Rosie . . . ! by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1995)
"... purely and simply insulin shock. Some of you old timers in the medical halls of input can remember that along with electric shock treatment for mentally ..."
3. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"insulin shock is a good example of this group. They will not be included in this discussion. THEORIES OF THE ETIOLOGY OF SHOCK For a long time it was not ..."
4. Dangerous Minds: Political Psychiatry in China Today and Its Origins in the by Robin Munro, Geneva Initiative on Psychiatry (2002)
""Clinical Observations on 2663 Cases of insulin shock Treatment," Chinese Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, no. 1,1960, pp. 19-24; Bao Zhongcheng et ..."
5. Pocket Guide to Babysitting by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Injury-related shock, commonly referred to as traumatic shock, is decidedly different from electrical shock, insulin shock, and other special forms of shock ..."