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TENS

 (tĕnz)
n.
A technique used to relieve pain in an injured or diseased part of the body in which electrodes applied to the skin deliver intermittent stimulation to surface nerves, blocking the transmission of pain signals.

[t(ranscutaneous) e(lectrical) n(erve) s(timulation).]

TENS

(tɛnz)
n acronym for
(Medicine) transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation: the application of low-voltage electric impulses to the skin to relieve rheumatic pain and provide some pain relief in labour. The pulses are said to stimulate the release of pain-killing endorphins
Translations

TENS

abbr transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. V. stimulation.
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