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insulin shock Syllabification: in·su·lin shock

Definition of insulin shock in English:


An acute physiological condition resulting from excess insulin in the blood, involving low blood sugar, weakness, convulsions, and potentially coma.
Example sentences
  • The treatments comprised straightjackets, seclusion, insulin shock and electric shock treatment.
  • There's a physiology to this, likely related to the heavy release of adrenaline when blood sugar levels drop too low as a result of insulin shock.
  • According to Bell, diabetes in the workplace can also be costly because, when a diabetic succumbs to insulin shock or complications, he or she often has to be stabilised in an intensive care unit.
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