transcranial magnetic stimulation

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transcranial magnetic stimulation

[tranz¦krā·nē·əl mag‚ned·ik ‚stim·yə′lā·shən]
(medicine)
A neurophysiologic technique that stimulates the human brain via magnetic pulses generated by a small electromagnet placed on the scalp.
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The use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to relieve pain.
Effects of unilateral repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the motor cortex on chronic widespread pain in fibromyalgia.
An open study of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in treatment-resistant depression with Parkinson's disease.
Wasserman E (1998): Risk and safety of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation: report and suggested guidelines from the international workshop on the safety of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, June 5-7, 1996.
Modulation of input-output curves by low and high frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the motor cortex.
A randomized double-blind sham-controlled comparison of unilateral and bilateral repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment-resistant major depression.
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or rTMS for short, is a non-invasive technique that involves the delivery of a rapid succession of magnetic pulses in frequencies of up to 100 Hz.
Preliminary research published online in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry suggested that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation boosts the language ability of patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Even though it is available in many centers, the overall impression is that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation [rTMS] is not recommended for clinical use," said Dr.
CPN: With newer forms of brain stimulation on or approaching the horizon--such as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, vagal nerve stimulation, deep brain stimulation, and focally administered seizure therapy--is ECT about to go the way of the typewriter and the encyclopedia?
They will also investigate whether freezing can be alleviated through repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of one of these regions, the posterior parietal cortex (PPC).
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation is not as effective a treatment for severe depression as is electroconvulsive therapy, a new study shows.