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Meaning of insulin-coma therapy

in'su•lin-co•ma ther"apy

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