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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Evidence by an input-output curves transcranial magnetic stimulation study.
Noninvasive techniques for probing neurocircuitry and treating illness: vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).
Di Lazzaro V, Pilato F, Saturno E, Oliviero A, Dileone M, Mazzone P, Insola A, Tonali P, Ranieri F, Huang Y and Rothwell J (2005): Theta-burst repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation suppresses specific excitatory circuits in the human motor cortex.
Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff--Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) Systems.
The report, in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, found repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation - a rapid succession of magnetic pulses to the noggin - could be beneficial for patients with neurological diseases like Alzheimer's.
The report, in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, found that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) - a rapid succession of magnetic pulses to the noggin - could be beneficial for patients with neurological diseases like Alzheimer's.
Following a discussion of electricity and its role in the human brain, they offer chapters on electroconvulsive therapy, vagus nerve stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation, deep brain and cortical stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, and other techniques.
The researchers used a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation to generate mild magnetic pulses that briefly activated the right-premotor area of each participant's brain.
He and an associate reviewed data on transcranial magnetic stimulation and concluded, however, that "there's still not sufficient evidence for efficacy in the treatment of major depression.
With the new therapy, called rapid-rate transcranial magnetic stimulation, a magnetic coil is placed on the scalp to stimulate electrical activity in specific areas of the brain believed to be involved in depression, according to the researchers, led by Dr.
About Nexstim and Navigated Brain Therapy Nexstim was founded in 2000 to develop navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) solutions for non-invasive brain therapy and diagnostics.
External neuromodulation is categorized into transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and respiratory electrical stimulation (RES).
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