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in'su•lin-co•ma ther"apy



Pronunciation: (in'su-lin-kō"mu, ins'yu-), [key] Psychiatry.
a former treatment for mental illness, esp. schizophrenia, employing insulin-induced hypoglycemia as a method for producing convulsive seizures. Also called in'su•lin-shock ther"apy Pronunciation: (in'su-lin-shok", ins'yu-). [key]

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