NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,032 terms related to cancer and medicine.

electroshock therapy
(ee-LEK-troh-shok THAYR-uh-pee)
A treatment for severe depression and certain mental disorders. A brief seizure is induced by giving electrical stimulation to the brain through electrodes placed on the scalp. Also called ECT and electroconvulsive therapy.