transcranial magnetic stimulation


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transcranial magnetic stimulation

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(Medicine) the electromagnetic stimulation of areas of the brain, used in studying or treating the effects of strokes. Abbreviation: TMS
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Post-stroke reorganization of hand motor area: a 1 year prospective follow-up with fo cal transcranial magnetic stimulation. Clin Neurophysiol 2003; 114: 1217-1225.
PHILADELPHIA -- An investigational, four-coil device for transcranial magnetic stimulation deep in the brain produced some striking cases of sustained pain relief when it was tested on five fibromyalgia patients in a pilot study.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy, or TMS, is intended to provide an affordable, side-effect-free treatment for depression instead of the traditional drug therapies, which can have side effects and be costly.
Repeated high-frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation over the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex reduces cigarette craving and consumption.
The clinic offers a five-week treatment programme including group sessions, art therapy, medicine and processes known as neurofeedback and transcranial magnetic stimulation.
One second after rinsing, the researchers applied transcranial magnetic stimulation to the participants' scalps to detect activity in the motor cortex.
This first industry-independent, multi-site, randomized, tightly controlled trial of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) found that it produced significant antidepressant effects in a subgroup of patients, with few side effects.
Facial electromyography, functional magnetic resonance imaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and other tools of social neuroscience can't read people's minds but do provide clues to the neural basis of behavior.
BOSTON -- Transcranial magnetic stimulation may be a promising new weapon in the pain relief arsenal of patients with chronic migraine with aura, according to the findings of a clinical trial.
* Depression A large-scale study conducted by Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found that transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a noninvasive technique that uses bursts of magnetic energy to stimulate nerve cells in the brain, is an effective treatment for people who suffer from major depression.
These include nerve stimulation, somatosensory evoked potential techniques to measure processing of sensory input by the brain, electromyography to measure electrical activity in muscles, and transcranial magnetic stimulation, which is used to investigate the output of the human motor cortex.
Objective: To extend results from previous studies that show repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) induces short-lasting functional improvement in chronic stroke patients.

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