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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Asia Pacific was the third largest market for electrical stimulation devices market in 2014, and is anticipated to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
Variations in response of muscles to electrical stimulation
One difficulty comparing clinical outcomes for direct and pulsatile currents is missing parameters within the electrical stimulation protocols of each study.
The main experimental session started with the electrical stimulation series, and after 10 minutes break was followed by the magnetic stimulation series, without randomizing the pattern of delivery.
All experimental legs received electrical stimulation and stretching at all scheduled sessions and all control legs received stretching at all scheduled sessions.
Schlereth and colleagues conducted a study using electrical stimulation to obtain a sweat response that was found to be arranged somatotopically in the lower extremity.
the wound does not show significant improvement, the therapist may begin to treat the wound with electrical stimulation or diathermy.
In the first 2 months, gastric electrical stimulation significantly decreased nausea and vomiting, compared with no stimulation; and most patients preferred the time span when the device was turned on (Gastroenterology 2003;125:421-8).
Electrical stimulation technology offers the opportunity for functional use of the lower extremities in individuals having complete or incomplete SCI.
Electrical stimulation has been employed as a treatment for tinnitus since the 1800s.
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