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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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Extensive coverage of the Vagus Nerve Stimulators under development
The report reviews the major players involved in the development of Bone Growth Stimulators and list all their pipeline projects
Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) reported on Friday the limited launch of the Precision Spectra Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) System upon the US Food and Drug Administration's approval.
Patients with vagus nerve stimulators should avoid strong magnets and may not undergo MRI imaging unless unless a special head coil is used and the pacemaker is turned off.
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.
Hundreds if not thousands of physicians today implant spinal cord stimulators in injured workers and swear by them.
Modern spinal cord stimulators are programmable so that once implanted, the signal can be adjusted for optimal pain relief.
Serious injuries or deaths can occur in patients with implanted neurologic stimulators when they undergo MRI procedures, according to a public health notification posted on the Food and Drug Administration's Web site.
Similar devices have been implanted in the arms or shoulders of patients in the USA, Canada and Japan but these operations have only involved one stimulator.
Even if the stimulators or deactivated before testing, injuries can still occur.
All of the patients still have temporary nerve stimulators.
Follow-up ENG with a closed-loop water caloric stimulator revealed low-velocity responses to warm stimuli in both ears and to the cool stimulus in the left ear (figures).