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MENTAL health charity Mind says ECT is given under a general anaesthetic and uses muscle relaxants, so that the muscles only twitch slightly, and the body does not convulse during the fit the treatment induces.
Keeping an eye on geologic faults can be useful even long after they convulse in a great earthquake.
Animal rights scientists say the monkeys would convulse and die within an hour at high doses.
The newest model in Medical Education Technologies' METIman series (motto: "The right man for the job") can sweat, moan, cry, convulse, and yes, talk like a human with H1N1, reported National Geographic News.