functional electrical stimulation

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functional electrical stimulation

[′fəŋk·shən·əl i¦lek·trə·kəl ‚stim·yə′lā·shən]
(medicine)
Therapeutic application of controlled amounts of electric current to muscles to make them contract in a nearly normal manner.
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The global neuromodulation devices market segmentation is based on technology (spinal cord stimulation devices, deep brain stimulation devices, sacral nerve stimulation devices, vagus nerve stimulation devices, gastric electric stimulation devices).
It consists of the electric stimulation of the genioglossus muscle to maintain the permeability of the upper airway during sleep.
NMES and TENS are both forms of electric stimulation that can be used to treat pain, but NMES is used more to improve function.
It is concluded from the study that extracting venom from living scorpion by electric stimulation of telson is a convenient method as it is least harmful for scorpion and most efficient in venom recovery.
Comparisons between muscles with and without electric stimulation or between muscles from the same animals were achieved by the paired Student's t test.
The use of electric stimulation in a region of the nervous system will trigger an action potential in an axon, while at the same time causing hyperpolarisation of the cell body.
Although it is known that the electric stimulation blocks nerve activity between the brain and the stomach, the specific mechanisms for weight loss due to use of the device are unknown.
It works by sending intermittent electrical pulses to the trunks in the abdominal vagus nerve, which is involved in regulating stomach emptying and signaling to the brain that the stomach feels empty or full," the FDA statement said, adding: 'Although it is known that the electric stimulation blocks nerve activity between the brain and the stomach, the specific mechanisms for weight loss due to use of the device are unknown.
As part of the study, Burkhart worked for months using the electrode sleeve to stimulate his forearm to rebuild his atrophied muscles so they would be more responsive to the electric stimulation.
Se realizo una busqueda de la literatura en la base de datos de Pubmed utilizando combinaciones de las palabras clave: sleep apnea, syndrome; sleep apnea, obstructive; hypoglossal nerve; electrodes, implanted; implantable neurostimulators, y electric stimulation therapy.
Modelling the cost-effectiveness of electric stimulation therapy in non-healing venous leg ulcers.
Han JS, Sun RQ and Jiang YX observed that different electric stimulation frequency may cause the brain and nerve to release different opioid peptides and thus lead to different effect[8-10].