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


electroconvulsive therapy

BrE BrE//ɪˌlektrəʊkənˈvʌlsɪv θerəpi//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˌlektroʊkənˈvʌlsɪv θerəpi//
(also electroshock therapy) [uncountable] Mental health care
jump to other results
a medical treatment of mental illness that passes electricity through the patient’s brain See related entries: Mental health care
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: electroconvulsive therapy