DBS

abbreviation

Definition of DBS

  1. direct broadcast satellite


Medical Dictionary

DBS

abbreviation

Medical Definition of DBS

  1. deep brain stimulation Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a therapeutic option for intractable neurological and psychiatric disorders, including Parkinson's disease and major depression.—Viviana Gradinaru et al., Science, 17 Apr. 2009 DBS involves the insertion of electrodes deep in the brain to hit a precise neuroanatomical target that is believed to be central to the disease being treated.—Alison Abbott, Nature, 7 July 2005


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up DBS? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a person who is a bore or nuisance

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • peter-bruegel-tower-of-babel-painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!