another name for electroconvulsive therapy
electroshock therapy n.
See electroconvulsive therapy.
The passing of an electric current through the brain to induce a brief seizure. This therapy is still used to treat major depression when other methods, such as drugs, are ineffective or not well tolerated by the recipient.
Note: Although this treatment has been controversial, the careful use of anesthetics and muscle relaxers in combination with a more controlled use of a lower electric current has reduced the problems that were associated with it in the past.
[ih-lek-troz-moh-sis, -tros-] /ɪˌlɛk trɒzˈmoʊ sɪs, -trɒs-/ noun, Physical Chemistry. 1. .
[ih-lek-truh-stat-ik] /ɪˌlɛk trəˈstæt ɪk/ adjective, Electricity. 1. of or relating to . /ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈstætɪk/ adjective 1. of, concerned with, producing, or caused by static electricity 2. concerned with electrostatics electrostatic (ĭ-lěk’trō-stāt’ĭk) Relating to or caused by electric charges that are not in motion. Compare electrodynamic.
- Electrostatic discharge
hardware, testing (ESD) One kind of test that hardware usually has to pass to prove it is suitable for sale and use. The hardware must still work after is has been subjected to some level of electrostatic discharge. Some organisations have their own ESD requirements which hardware must meet before it will be considered for […]
- Electrostatic field
noun 1. an electric field associated with static electric charges