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Noun electroshock has 1 sense
  1. electroconvulsive therapy, electroshock, electroshock therapy, ECT - the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma
    --1 is a kind of shock therapy, shock treatment

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Electroshock refers to a therapeutic technique that involves passing electrical currents through the brain to induce seizures, often used in the treatment of severe mental illnesses such as major depression and schizophrenia.


- The psychiatrist recommended electroshock therapy as a potential treatment for the patient's severe depression.
- Electroshock, despite its controversial nature, has continually demonstrated effectiveness in treating certain mental disorders.
- The nurse expertly administered the electroshock treatment while closely monitoring the patient's vital signs.

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