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transcranial magnetic stimulation

Definition:
A technique that involves the use of electrical coils on the head to generate a brief magnetic field which reaches the cerebral cortex. It is coupled with electromyography response detection to assess cortical excitability by the threshold required to induce motor evoked potentials. This method is also used for brain mapping, to study neurophysiology, and as a substitute for electroconvulsive therapy for treating depression. Induction of seizures limits its clinical usage.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Full
Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • transcranial-magnetic stimulation
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/317201
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RDF/XMLCreated 2018-05-24, last modified 2018-11-14