electro- +‎ shock.


electroshock (countable and uncountable, plural electroshocks)

  1. (An) electric shock.
    • 1965, Experimental Epilepsy, Elsevier (→ISBN), page 170:
      The injection of the relaxant myocaine (glycerol ester of guaiacol) before an electroshock prevents the dysfunction of carbohydrate metabolism, restricts the splitting of phosphocreatine after cardiazol and picrotoxin, and after electroshock and amidopyrine it facilitates phosphocreatine synthesis (Mison-Crighel, 1957). Similarly, alkaline phosphatases no longer decrease after an electroshock if myocaine has previously been injected (Appel et al., 1957).
    • 2011, Maarten H. Lamers, Fons J. Verbeek, Human-Robot Personal Relationships: Third International Conference, HRPR 2010, Leiden, The Netherlands, June 23-24, 2010, Revised Selected Papers (Springer, →ISBN), page 38:
      The associations between valence feature codes and tactile codes are assumed, reflecting that the model already 'knows' that an electroshock is inherently experienced as unpleasant. The associations between word shapes and valence codes are also assumed, reflecting prior knowledge of the valence of certain words. In contrast to these fixed associations, the model has to learn the associations between valence codes and motor codes during the training phase.
    • 2012, Sidney Cohen, The Therapeutic Potential of Marihuana (Springer Science & Business Media, →ISBN), page 478:
      Supramaximal Electroshock Test (Mouse and Rat)
      After drug administration, each animal received an electroshock [...] through corneal electrodes to initiate a hindlimb tonic extension convulsion; anticonvulsant activity occurred when the above convulsion was blocked.
    • 2013, Akitane Mori, Guanidines: Historical, Biological, Biochemical, and Clinical Aspects of the Naturally Occurring Guanidino Compounds (Springer Science & Business Media, →ISBN), page 228:
      Test mice were injected i.vt. with 95 mM taurine in a volume of 2 μ1,3 min prior to an electroshock (50 mA for 0.2 sec). The dose of taurine was chosen from our previous data on the suppressive action of the sulfur amino acid [...]. Control animals were injected with [...] phosphate buffered saline solution in an identical volume and 3 min later received the electroshock. All solutions injected i.vt.
  2. (medicine) Electroconvulsive therapy.
    • 2016, "Antonin Artaud" by David A. Shafer, Reaktion Books →ISBN [1]
      As he awaited the third series of electroshocks in late October 1943, Artaud recalled the accident to Ferdière: 'The electroshock therapy has caused me to suffer terribly, and I beg you to spare me another suffering.'



electroshock (third-person singular simple present electroshocks, present participle electroshocking, simple past and past participle electroshocked)

  1. (medicine) To administer electroconvulsive therapy.

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electroshock m (plural electroshocks)

  1. Alternative form of electrochoque