electrotherapy :

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  • n  the therapeutic application of electricity to the body (as in the treatment of various forms of paralysis)

  • After eight weeks of electrotherapy, Brachfield has shed cast and crutches and is walking normally again.
  • During three years as a political prisoner, Strachan recounted, he frequently saw black prisoners whipped, kicked and tortured with shocks from an electrotherapy machine.
  • Imagine a budding Chicago gunman, suspected but not convicted of enough to justify electrotherapy, being disgraced by sentence to hospital.

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