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[mass noun] Electroconvulsive therapy.
- ‘The imperative need for such oxygen therapy in all patients subjected to modified electroplexy is emphasized.’
- ‘An understanding of these relationships leads to a better comprehension of the neurophysiological events in electroplexy and thus offers opportunity for improved patient management.’
1950s: from electro- + apoplexy.
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