TMS

abbreviation

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

Medical Dictionary

TMS

abbreviation

medical 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 MotlukNew Scientist8 Dec. 2007

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