electronarcosis


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electronarcosis

 [e-lek″tro-nahr-ko´sis]
1. a treatment sometimes used to render an animal unconscious.
2. in humans, a rare treatment for psychiatric disorders using passage of an electric current through the brain via electrodes on the scalp; it is both less effective and more likely to cause side effects than is electroconvulsive therapy.

e·lec·tro·nar·co·sis

(ē-lek'trō-nar-kō'sis),
Production of insensibility to pain by the use of electrical current.

electronarcosis

/elec·tro·nar·co·sis/ (e-lek″tro-nahr-ko´sis) treatment of psychiatric disorders by passage of an electric current through the brain, similar to electroconvulsive therapy in the tonic phase but inducing no or limited convulsions.

electronarcosis

[ilek′trōnärkō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, elektron + narkosis, numbness
anesthesia produced by passing an electric current through the brain. The experimental procedure has been used in the former USSR. Compare electrosleep therapy.

e·lec·tro·nar·co·sis

(ĕ-lek'trō-nahr-kō'sis)
Production of insensibility to pain by the use of electrical current.

electronarcosis

narcosis produced by passage of an electric current through electrodes placed on the head.