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-based guidelines on the therapeutic use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rtms).
A case report of daily left prefrontal repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) as an adjunctive treatment for Alzheimer disease.
A practical guide to the use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of depression.
Jonathan Downar, MD, a prominent neuroscientist and psychiatrist and his team at the Toronto Western Hospital, is more interested in reaching the mind a different way: through a treatment called repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or rTMS for short.
In the last 20 years, a noninvasive brain stimulation technique termed repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been developed as a clinical tool to treat depression (6).
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation is a rapidly developing technique for the investigation of brain function, and several studies have been performed focusing on the use of rTMS to obtain clinical gains in neuropsychiatric diseases, such as major depression, Parkinson's disease, and epilepsy.
Modulation of cortical excitability induced by repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation: influence of timing and geometrical parameters and underlying mechanisms.
Levkovitz, "H-coil repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of bipolar depression: an add-on, safety and feasibility study," The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, vol.
Avery, "A meta-analysis of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of depression.," Psychopharmacology Bulletin, vol.
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a form of noninvasive brain stimulation with the capacity to modulate cortical excitability.