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insulin-coma 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.
Also called insulin-shock therapy
[in-suh-lin-shok, ins-yuh-] /ˈɪn sə lɪnˌʃɒk, ˈɪns yə-/ (Show IPA)
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