Definition of Insulin shock treatment
1. Noun. The administration of sufficient insulin to induce convulsions and coma.
Generic synonyms: Shock Therapy, Shock Treatment
Medical Definition of Insulin shock treatment
1. Formerly used treatment for serious mental disorders in which the patient was given insulin to induce a seizure; supplanted by electroshock therapy. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Insulin shock treatment
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1. 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 ..."