insulin-coma therapy

[ in-suh-lin-koh-muh, ins-yuh- ]
/ ˈɪn sə lɪnˌkoʊ mə, ˈɪns yə- /

noun Psychiatry.

a former treatment for mental illness, especially schizophrenia, employing insulin-induced hypoglycemia as a method for producing convulsive seizures.

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Also called in·su·lin-shock ther·apy [in-suh-lin-shok, ins-yuh-]. /ˈɪn sə lɪnˌʃɒk, ˈɪns yə-/.
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