Definition of Shock treatment
1. Noun. Treatment of certain psychotic states by the administration of shocks that are followed by convulsions.
Generic synonyms: Therapy
Specialized synonyms: Ect, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Electroshock, Electroshock Therapy, Insulin Shock, Insulin Shock Therapy, Insulin Shock Treatment, Metrazol Shock, Metrazol Shock Therapy, Metrazol Shock Treatment
Medical Definition of Shock treatment
1. See: electroshock therapy. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Shock treatment
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1. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"Other treatment consists in the administration of oxygen, artificial respiration, and shock treatment. THE REACTION OF THE BODY (REMOTE EFFECTS OF ACIDS AND ..."
2. Official History of U. S. A. Base Hospital No. 31 of Youngstown, Ohio, and by Charles Hirsh Kaletzki (1919)
"Those cases which upon admission to the hospital were in need of shock treatment were immediately taken to this ward, where they received necessary ..."