a state of collapse caused by a decrease in blood sugar resulting from the administration of excessive insulin.
insulin shock n.
Acute hypoglycemia usually resulting from an overdose of insulin and characterized by sweating, trembling, dizziness, and, if left untreated, convulsions and coma.
- Insulin shock therapy
[in-suh-lin-koh-muh, ins-yuh-] /ˈɪn sə lɪnˌkoʊ mə, ˈɪns yə-/ noun, Psychiatry. 1. a former treatment for mental illness, especially schizophrenia, employing insulin-induced hypoglycemia as a method for producing convulsive seizures.
insulitis in·su·li·tis (ĭn’sə-lī’tĭs) n. A histologic change in the islets of Langerhans characterized by edema and the infiltration of small numbers of white blood cells.
[in-suh l] /ˈɪn səl/ noun 1. Samuel, 1859–1938, U.S. public utilities magnate, born in England.
[in-sti-toot, -tyoot] /ˈɪn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyut/ verb (used with object), instituted, instituting. 1. to set up; establish; organize: to institute a government. 2. to inaugurate; initiate; start: to institute a new course in American literature. 3. to set in operation: to institute a lawsuit. 4. to bring into use or practice: to institute laws. 5. to […]