electrosleep electrosleep

Definition(s):

  • (n) unconsciousness brought about by the passage of a low voltage electric current through the brain

Usage(s):

  • Though he has no degrees in the subject, he likes to talk about such "therapies" as electrosleep, vivid confrontation, megavitamins and hypode-sensitization.

News

  • Shocking Medical Devices From Another Century

    Electricity has a strange place in the annals of medicine. Since ancient times, electric cures have been pursued and promoted by earnest scientists and profiteering quacks alike. The devices in this gallery come mostly from the mid-20th century. They include Russian electrosleep machines, neurofeedback devices, and a electrical instrument that could be played by two people trying to synchronize ...
    on November 19, 2013     Source: Wired News

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