insulin shock therapy

insulin-coma therapy

[in-suh-lin-koh-muh, ins-yuh-]
noun Psychiatry.
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-] .
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