electric shock


electric shock
electric shock n
1) SHOCK (3)
2) ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY

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the immediate effects produced by the passage of an electric current through any part of the body, e.g., painful stimulation of nerves or tetanic contractions of muscles.

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