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1. Relating to or characteristic of a magnet.
2. Possessing magnetism.


(măg′nĕt) [Gr. magnes, magnet]
Any body that has the property of attracting iron. This may be a natural iron oxide or a mass of iron or steel that has this property given to it artificially. A piece of iron may be magnetized by passage of an electric current through an insulated wire wound around it.
magnetic (măg-nĕt′ĭk), adjective


having the properties of a magnet.

magnetic field therapy
a modality of alternative medicine using magnetic lines of force to stimulate healing, particularly musculoskeletal injuries. It may be used in combination with other modalities of treatment, most commonly acupuncture. Pulsed magnetic field therapy is produced by passing an electric current through a coil of wire. The frequencies commonly produced, 1 to 60 Hz, pass through the body without causing any thermal effect in tissues.
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
the patient is placed in a magnetic field and radiofrequency signals are transmitted and received by surrounding coils. A computer processes the information and constructs cross-sectional images which provide detailed information on soft tissues.
magnetic therapy
includes static magnets (magnets of 500 to 1500 gauss embedded in bandage applied to the injured part) and pulsed electromagnetic devices by which the frequency and the strength of the magnet can be varied.

Patient discussion about magnetic

Q. who much cost the resonance magnetic machine? new or used

A. here is a company that you can even get a MRI scanner in a leasing program:

Q. hey guys! has anyone ever tried a chinese magnet to help a diet?? Somwone I know who is a chinse medicine healer, gave me a special magnet you stick to the right thumb of your hand to help evoid snack attacks. Did you ever hear anything about it?? did iot help anyone??

A. i tried magnets. not to dieting but magnets to the feet. supposed to help in giving energy while walking (i hike a lot). couldn't say i felt a big difference, but i only tried it for a day- so i don't know...

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