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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Transcranial magnetic stimulation in the management of pain.
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Takeuchi N, Chuma T, Matsuo Y, Watanabe I and Ikoma K (2005): Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of contralesional primary motor cortex improves hand function after stroke.
Techniques and mechanism of action of transcranial magnetic stimulation of the human motor cortex.
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Efficacy of different protocols of transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of tinnitus: Pooled analysis of two randomized controlled studies.
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Transcranial magnetic stimulation was approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder in 2008 and for pain tied to migraine with aura in 2013.
Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) has shown promise in the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other mental health disorders, and a study has found that this non-invasive treatment also may be effective in alleviating multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms.
The researchers compared patients who received vagus nerve stimulation with others who received what the study referred to as treatment as usual, which could include antidepressant drugs, psychotherapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, electroconvulsive therapy or some combination.
Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) has shown promise in the treatment of depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and other mental health disorders.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a versatile method that non-invasively modulates neural processing in the brain by inducing a short capacitor discharge of electric current into a stimulated coil, and subsequently generats a magnetic field, which then induces neural cell membrane potentials depolarizing in cortical tissue under the coil and affect the related nerve loop activity.

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