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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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