electroconvulsive e·lec·tro·con·vul·sive (ĭ-lěk’trō-kən-vŭl’sĭv)
Of or relating to a convulsive response to an electrical stimulus.
[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 […]
[ih-lek-troh-kawr-ti-kuh-gram] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˈkɔr tɪ kəˌgræm/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. a record of the electrical activity of the cerebral cortex. /ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈkɔːtɪkəʊˌɡræm/ noun 1. a record of brain waves obtained by placing electrodes directly on the surface of the exposed cerebral cortex Compare electroencephalogram, electroencephalograph electrocorticogram e·lec·tro·cor·ti·co·gram (ĭ-lěk’trō-kôr’tĭ-kə-grām’) n. The record obtained by electrocorticography.
[ee-lee-uh] /ˈi li ə/ noun 1. an ancient Greek city in SW Italy, on the coast of Lucania. /ˈiːlɪə/ noun 1. (in ancient Italy) a Greek colony on the Tyrrhenian coast of Lucana
[ih-lek-truh-krat-ik] /ɪˌlɛk trəˈkræt ɪk/ adjective, Physical Chemistry. 1. noting a colloid that owes its stability to the electric charge of the particles on its surface.