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transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

noun
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transcutaneous nerve stimulation

Medical Definition of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

  1. :  electrical stimulation of the skin to relieve pain by interfering with the neural transmission of signals from underlying pain receptors … a physical therapist can show you exercises to maintain strength and movement in the affected area and may also use transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, in which a small device transmits electrical impulses that stimulate nerve endings and relieve pain.—Andrew Weil, Self Healing, September 2004—called also TENS

transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator

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transcutaneous nerve stimulator

noun

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