electroconvulsive therapy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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electroconvulsive therapynoun [U]

uk   /ɪˌlek.trəʊ.kənˈvʌl.sɪvˌθer.ə.pi/  us   /-troʊ-/ (abbreviation ECT) specialized
a ​treatment for ​particularmentalillnesses that ​involvessending an ​electriccurrent through the ​brain
(Definition of electroconvulsive therapy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “electroconvulsive therapy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 电击疗法,电休克疗法…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電擊療法,電休克療法…
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