magnetic resonance


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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Recent Examples on the Web Sophisticated imaging technologies like functional magnetic resonance can give you some clues. Adam Rogers, Wired, "A New Way to Plug a Human Brain into a Computer: via Veins," 29 Oct. 2020 Thomas Meade, an inorganic chemist and molecular imaging expert at Northwestern University, studies the development of probes for magnetic resonance and optical imaging. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, "Antiabortion ethicists and scientists dominate Trump’s fetal tissue review board," 31 July 2020 The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—or MagLab, as it's known—works with a variety of high-strength magnets for everything from mass spectrometry to magnetic resonance. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "This Is the Strongest Superconducting Magnet Ever," 19 June 2019 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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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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