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Meaning of INSULIN SHOCK

Pronunciation:  'insulin shâk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the administration of sufficient insulin to induce convulsions and coma
  2. [n]  hypoglycemia produced by excessive insulin in the system causing coma
 
 Synonyms: insulin reaction, insulin shock therapy, insulin shock treatment
 
 See Also: hypoglycaemia, hypoglycemia, shock, shock therapy, shock treatment

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A severe condition that occurs when the level of blood glucose (sugar) drops quickly. The signs are shaking, sweating, dizziness, double vision, convulsions, and collapse. Insulin shock may occur when an insulin reaction is not treated quickly enough. See also: hypoglycemia.
 

 

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