IMS

(redirected from intramuscular stimulation)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

IMS

IMS

(1) See IP Multimedia Subsystem.

(2) (IMs) Instant messages. See instant messaging.

(3) (Information Management System) An early IBM hierarchical DBMS for IBM mainframes. IMS was widely implemented throughout the 1970s under MVS and continues to be used under z/OS. IMS/DB (IMS/DataBase) is the back end database part, and either IMS/TM (IMS/Transaction Manager) or CICS provides the front end online interaction.

IMS/TM, formerly IMS/DC (IMS/Data Communications), runs each transaction in its own address space and allows for more precise tuning than CICS, which runs all transactions in a region. IMS/TM is also used to access DB2 databases, and Java applications can access IMS databases. See CICS.
References in periodicals archive ?
Interventional treatments: use of interventional treatments such as epidural injections, facet joint injections, facet joint denervation, large joint injections, medical acupuncture, nerve root blocks, peripheral nerve blocks, prolotherapy, sympathetic blocks, lumbar sympathectomy, spinal manipulation, trigger point injections, tendon sheath/bursa injections, intrathecal injection, spinal chord stimulation, intramuscular stimulation, TENS and others
Modulation of muscle force by recruitment during intramuscular stimulation.
The FES system includes 16 channels of intramuscular stimulation, which collectively control the hip, knee, and ankle extensor and flexor muscles, including the hip abductors and trunk extensors.