insulin shock
noun Date: 1925 severe hypoglycemia that is associated with the presence of excessive insulin in the system and that if left untreated may result in convulsions and progressive development of coma

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  • insulin shock — n severe hypoglycemia that is associated with the presence of excessive insulin in the system and that if left untreated may result in convulsions and progressive development of coma * * * a condition in which excess insulin in the body decreases …   Medical dictionary

  • insulin shock — n. the abnormal condition caused by an overdose or excess secretion of insulin, resulting in a sudden reduction in the sugar content of the blood: it is characterized by tremors, cold sweat, convulsions, and coma …   English World dictionary

  • insulin shock — noun 1. hypoglycemia produced by excessive insulin in the system causing coma • Syn: ↑insulin reaction • Hypernyms: ↑shock • Part Meronyms: ↑hypoglycemia, ↑hypoglycaemia 2. the administration of sufficient insulin to induce convulsions …   Useful english dictionary

  • insulin shock — in′sulin shock n. pat a state of collapse caused by a decrease in blood sugar resulting from the administration of excessive insulin • Etymology: 1920 …   From formal English to slang

  • insulin shock — Pathol. a state of collapse caused by a decrease in blood sugar resulting from the administration of excessive insulin. Also called insulin reaction. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • insulin shock — noun Medicine an acute condition resulting from excess insulin in the blood, involving weakness, convulsions, and potentially coma …   English new terms dictionary

  • insulin shock — a condition in which excess insulin in the body decreases the amount of glucose in the blood (see hypoglycaemia). If not treated with glucose or glucagon, coma and death can occur …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Insulin shock therapy — Intervention Insulin shock therapy administered in Lapinlahti Hospital, Helsinki in the 1950s ICD 9 CM 94.24 …   Wikipedia

  • insulin shock therapy — n the treatment of mental disorder (as schizophrenia) by insulin in doses sufficient to produce deep coma called also insulin coma therapy compare INSULIN SHOCK …   Medical dictionary

  • insulin shock therapy — noun the administration of sufficient insulin to induce convulsions and coma • Syn: ↑insulin shock, ↑insulin shock treatment • Hypernyms: ↑shock therapy, ↑shock treatment * * * noun : the treatment of mental disorder …   Useful english dictionary

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