transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

noun

variants also transcutaneous nerve stimulation
: 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

called also TENS

transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator noun
also transcutaneous nerve stimulator

Dictionary Entries Near transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

transcutaneous

transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

transdermal

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“Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/transcutaneous%20electrical%20nerve%20stimulation. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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