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- noun Administration of electric current to the brain through electrodes placed on the head in order to induce seizure activity, used to treat certain psychiatric disorders, especially severe depression.
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- noun A
biomedical therapyfor severely depressedpatients in which a brief electric currentis sent through the brainof an anesthetizedpatient, abbreviated ECT.
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- noun the administration of a strong electric current that passes through the brain to induce convulsions and coma
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