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Word Entries containing the term: “convulsive”
convulsive reflex (s) (noun), convulsive reflexes (pl)
Incoordinate contraction of muscles in a convulsive manner.
convulsive seizure (s) (noun), convulsive seizures (pl)
A sudden onset of a disease, characterized by convulsions, palpitations, and other symptoms which is sometimes applied to an attack of an epileptic disorder.
convulsive shock therapy, electroconvulsive shock therapy, ECT, electroshock therapy (s) (noun); convulsive shock therapies, electroconvulsive shock therapies, ECTs, electroshock therapies (pl)
A treatment in which convulsions are induced by passing a low-voltage alternating electric current through the brain.
The use of such a technique is used in psychology, or psychiatry, to treat severe psychiatric disorders.