insulin shock therapy

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insulin shock therapy

[′in·sə·lən ¦shäk ′ther·ə·pē]
(medicine)
Administration of large doses of insulin to induce hypoglycemic comas, followed by administration of glucose, in the treatment of certain psychotic disorders.
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The use of insulin coma therapy signaled a recognition of schizophrenia as a biologic condition.
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Insulin coma therapy. Am J Psychiatry 1954;110:466-9.