insulin-coma therapy


insulin-coma therapy
/in"seuh lin koh'meuh, ins"yeuh-/, Psychiatry.
a former treatment for mental illness, esp. schizophrenia, employing insulin-induced hypoglycemia as a method for producing convulsive seizures. Also called insulin-shock therapy /in"seuh lin shok', ins"yeuh-/.

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Universalium. 2010.