Definition of TMS

transcranial magnetic stimulation Back at Beth Israel it is time for some transcranial magnetic stimulation. TMS uses magnets to induce tiny electrical impulses that turn off target areas of the brain, so researchers can test whether they are needed in certain tasks.— Alison Motluk

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“TMS.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/TMS. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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transcranial magnetic stimulation Back at Beth Israel it is time for some transcranial magnetic stimulation. TMS uses magnets to induce tiny electrical impulses that turn off target areas of the brain, so researchers can test whether they are needed in certain tasks.— Alison Motluk, New Scientist, 8 Dec. 2007

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