shock therapy

Definitions

Economics

  • One strategy for moving from a centrally controlled economy to a market economy, consisting of a sudden removal of all government controls and rapid privatization.

Electronics

  • electric shock utilized for therapeutic purposes. Used, for instance, to restore the normal rhythm to a heart which is twitching uncontrollably.

Medical

  • noun a method of treating some mental disorders by giving an anaesthetised patient an electric shock to induce an epileptic convulsion
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