magnetic resonance

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Definition of magnetic resonance 

: the excitation of particles (such as atomic nuclei or electrons) in a magnetic field by exposure to electromagnetic radiation of a specific frequency

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Once the material was collected, the scientists used magnetic resonance and spectroscopy, the dividing of light into wavelengths, to understand how much material absorbed a particular frequency of infrared light. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Milky Way Is Full of Potentially Toxic "Space Grease"," 28 June 2018 The base has no magnetic resonance imagining equipment and Congress has forbidden the transfer to the United States of any Guantánamo detainee, not even for medical treatment. Carol Rosenberg, miamiherald, "Lawyers: Scan suggests alleged 9/11 plotter suffered head injury in CIA custody | Miami Herald," 30 Apr. 2018 Using magnetic resonance spectroscopy, the team also found that levels of GABA—the main chemical that inhibits signals in the brain—in participants' hippocampi predicted their ability to suppress thoughts. Simon Makin, Scientific American, "Brain’s “Brakes” Suppress Unwanted Thoughts," 1 Apr. 2018

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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magnetic resonance

noun

Medical Definition of magnetic resonance 

: the absorption of energy exhibited by particles (as atomic nuclei or electrons) in a static magnetic field when the particles are exposed to electromagnetic radiation of certain frequencies abbreviation MR — see nuclear magnetic resonance

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