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Stimulators, Electromagnetic, High-Intensity, Brain/Spinal Cord

Definition : High-intensity electromagnetic stimulators designed to apply electromagnetic flux density to the brain (also known as transcranial magnetic stimulation [TMS]) and/or the spinal cord. These stimulators typically consist of a electrically powered radiofrequency generator, a control panel, and a probe including an electromagnetic coil; the equipment may include a treatment chair as an integral component. Typically, the stimulator uses the principle of electromagnetic induction to focus induced currents in the brain and modulate cortical functions; the stimuli are applied in trains of multiple pulses per second (i.e., repetitive TMS) with varying characteristics (e.g., single or paired pulses; frequency, strength, and duration of pulses; interval between pulses; mono- or biphasic waveforms). High-intensity electromagnetic stimulators are intended for the treatment of several neurologic (e.g., migraine) and behavioral (e.g., anxiety, depression) disorders; they are also used within the field of neurology and neurophysiology for diagnosis of nerve conduction and nerve velocity in assessment of degenerative nerve diseases.

Entry Terms : "Electromagnetic Stimulators, High-Intensity" , "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulators" , "Stimulators, Brain" , "Brain Stimulators" , "Spinal Cord Stimulators" , "Stimulators, Spinal Cord"

UMDC code : 22839

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Boston Scientific Corp

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In 1969, fascinated by the possibility of bringing pioneering medical devices and treatments to patients across the world, John Abele joined Medi-Tech, a company that was developing alternatives to traditional surgery. Pete Nicholas was looking for an investment, and when he met John, the pieces came together.

Medtronic Inc

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At Medtronic, we're changing the face of chronic disease. By working closely with physicians around the world, we create therapies to help patients do things they never thought possible.

Neuronetics Inc

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