Electroconvulsive-therapy



[ih-lek-troh-kuh n-vuhl-siv, ih-lek-] /ɪˈlɛk troʊ kənˈvʌl sɪv, ɪˌlɛk-/

noun, Psychiatry.
1.
a treatment for serious mental illnesses, as severe depressive disorders, involving the application to the head of electric current in order to induce a seizure: usually administered after sedatives and muscle relaxants.
Abbreviation: ECT.
/ɪˌlɛktrəʊkənˈvʌlsɪv/
noun
1.
(med) the treatment of certain psychotic conditions by passing an electric current through the brain to induce coma or convulsions ECT Also called electroshock therapy See also shock therapy

electroconvulsive therapy n.
Abbr. ECT
Administration of electric current to the brain through electrodes placed on the head, usually near the temples, in order to induce unconsciousness and brief convulsions. Used in the treatment of certain mental disorders, especially acute depression. Also called electroshock, electroshock therapy.
electroconvulsive therapy
(ĭ-lěk’trō-kən-vŭl’sĭv)
Administration of electric current to the brain through electrodes placed on the head, usually near the temples, in order to induce unconsciousness and brief seizures. It is used in the treatment of certain psychiatric disorders, especially severe depression.

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