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stimulator

[′stim·yə‚lād·ər]
(medicine)
A neurosurgical device that supplies a controlled alternating-current voltage to two electrodes that are applied to a patient.
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Most patients who have had a vagus nerve stimulator choose to continue therapy--that is about 71% choose to have their battery replaced rather than turning off or removing the device.
Bone stimulators help increase the chance of healing.
Spinal cord stimulators are Spinal can be life they ease by up to some almost only used when all other medication and other lines of treatment have been explored," explained Heather.
Spinal cord stimulators first emerged long ago as a clinical option after researchers began to study how the nervous system itself amplifies pain symptoms.
Reports of comas and other serious injuries in people with implanted neurologic stimulators incurred during MRI procedures have spurred the Food and Drug Administration to issue a reminder about these risks.
In the abdominal stimulator study, results showed that one of eight patients with pacemakers and 10 of 20 patients with ICDs experienced interference with their implanted devices after 30 seconds of abdominal stimulation with the commercially available AbEnergizer.
The mechanisms by which the nerve stimulator controls, seizures is not fully understood.
The double-blind, placebo-controlled study investigated the safety and effectiveness of the Fisher Wallace Stimulator, the leading brand of cranial electrotherapy stimulation device, for the treatment of Bipolar II Depression (BD II).
Researchers in Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, UK, studied a man who received a deep brain stimulator to treat his pain from central pain syndrome that developed after a stroke.
The electrodes are then connected to a stimulator - a little like a pacemaker - which is implanted in the abdomen.
An important aspect of the therapy is that it can be evaluated on a trial basis using a temporary stimulator and pacemaker, before offering a permanent implant, said Dr.
Last month the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of a deep brain stimulator in both sides of the brain in patients with Parkinson's disease whose symptoms are not adequately controlled with medication.