functional magnetic resonance imaging


functional magnetic resonance imaging

noun

Definition of FUNCTIONAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

:  magnetic resonance imaging used to detect physical changes (as of blood flow) in the brain resulting from increased neuronal activity —called also functional MRI

First Known Use of FUNCTIONAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

1989

functional magnetic resonance imaging

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FUNCTIONAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

: magnetic resonance imaging used to demonstrate correlations between physical changes (as in blood flow) in the brain and mental functioning (as in performing cognitive tasks)—abbreviation fMRI; called also functional MRI

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