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stimulator

[′stim·yə‚lād·ər]
(medicine)
A neurosurgical device that supplies a controlled alternating-current voltage to two electrodes that are applied to a patient.
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Options for epilepsy surgery include resective surgery, corpus callosotomy, multiple subpial transections and the vagus nerve stimulator (VNS Therapy[R]).
The older type of stimulator provides a weak electrical current; some newer models use an ultrasound pulse.
Once the SCS is implanted, the frequency and speed of the stimulators can be altered by nurses to ensure maximum benefit is achieved.
Per Minnesota state treatment guidelines, RTW requires a second medical opinion as well as a psychological profile to be done prior to authorizing the spinal cord stimulator.
The FDA is recommending that physicians who implant or monitor patients with neurologic stimulators explain to patients about MRI procedures, and "stress that they must consult with the monitoring physician before having any MRI exam to find out whether it can be performed safely.
The stimulator discharges into adjacent tissue whenever it receives a radioed command to do so.
Bone Growth Stimulators are devices which help promote bone growth in conditions where healing process of fractures is difficult.
Contract notice: Delivery stimulators, electrodes and introducing sets.
24 advanced patients implanted with deep-brain stimulators after they didn't respond or were sensitive to oral levodopa (the usual drug for the disease); 20 advanced patients given apomorphine hydrochloride by injection or infusion pump while they waited an implant; and 30 healthy controls.
Doctors also are not sure how the occipital nerve stimulators stop the headaches but they think that the stimulator modifies the abnormal activity.
In the trial, 383 patients received temporary sacral nerve stimulation and another 250 patients received permanently implanted sacral nerve stimulators.
discussed the discovery in his laboratory of a new mode of action for the pore, one that explains just how calcium channel stimulators work.