electroconvulsive therapy definition

  • noun:
    • Administration of electric current into brain through electrodes added to the top so that you can induce seizure task within the brain, used in the treatment of certain emotional problems, especially severe depression. Also referred to as electroshock, electroshock treatment.
    • A biomedical treatment for seriously despondent patients for which a short electric energy is delivered through brain of an anesthetized client, abbreviated ECT.
    • the administration of a powerful electric energy that passes through brain to cause convulsions and coma
    • Administration of household current into the brain through electrodes added to the head so that you can induce seizure task within the brain, used in treating certain mental problems, specifically serious despair. Also called electroshock, electroshock therapy.
    • A biomedical treatment for severely despondent customers by which a brief household current is sent through the mind of an anesthetized client, abbreviated ECT.
    • the administration of a powerful electric energy that passes through mind to cause convulsions and coma

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