medical Definition of deep brain stimulation
- Deep brain stimulation, or DBS, is a treatment given to Parkinson's patients who don't respond to medication. A neurosurgeon implants a set of electrodes deep into the victim's brain, where they give off little jolts of electricity to disrupt the involuntary tremors and other symptoms of the disease.
- —Francine Russo, Time, 29 Jan. 2007
- The procedure, known as deep brain stimulation, involves placing a small electrode in the brain and wiring it to a battery-powered stimulator implanted near the patient's collarbone. Errant cells can then be silenced by an electrical current.
- —Geoffrey Cowley, Newsweek, 22 May 2000