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e·lec·tro·shock ther·a·py (ECT),

a form of treatment of mental disorders in which convulsions are produced by the passage of an electric current through the brain.

electroshock

/elec·tro·shock/ (-shok) shock produced by applying electric current to the brain.

electroshock

or

electroshock therapy

(ĭ-lĕk′trō-shŏk′)

electroshock

Etymology: Gk, elektron + Fr, choc
a condition of shock caused by accidental contact with an electric current. The symptoms are similar to those of shock produced by thermal burns, trauma, or coronary thrombosis.

e·lec·tro·shock ther·a·py

(EST) (ĕ-lek'trō-shok' thār'ă-pē)
A form of treatment of mental disorders in which convulsions are produced by the passage of an electric current through the brain.
Synonym(s): electroconvulsive therapy.
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