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Definition of electroconvulsive therapy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

electroconvulsive therapy

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noun
BrE BrE//ɪˌlektrəʊkənˈvʌlsɪv θerəpi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˌlektroʊkənˈvʌlsɪv θerəpi//
 
(also electroshock therapy) [uncountable] Mental health care
 
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a medical treatment of mental illness that passes electricity through the patient’s brain See related entries: Mental health care
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