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Of, pertaining to, or emanating from an anode.
Synonym(s): anodic
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(an'od?) [ ana-, + Gr. hodos, way]
1. The positive pole of an electrical source.
2. In radiography, the target of the x-ray tube.
See: cathodeanodal (a-nod'al), adjective
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Positive effects were found in visual recognition memory tasks in persons with AD when applying anodal tDCS to the left temporal cortex [21].
Botte et al., "Efficacy of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for the treatment of fibromyalgia: results of a randomized, shamcontrolled longitudinal clinical trial," Journal of Pain Management, vol.
However, no evidence was found to support either cathodal tDCS over the contralesional motor cortex or anodal tDCS over the ipsilesional motor cortex [75].
Each patient received 10 sessions (5 consecutive days for 2 weeks) of anodal tDCS or sham stimulation, with an intensity of 0.7 mA.
Effect of anodal and cathodal micro-amperage direct current on the skin wound healing: A biomechanical and histological study.
In tDCS, a very mild direct current travels from the anodal electrode, through the skin, muscle, bones and brain, and out through the corresponding cathodal electrode to complete the circuit.
Jaberzadeh, "Does anodal transcranial direct current stimulation enhance excitability of the motor cortex and motor function in healthy individuals and subjects with stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis," Clinical Neurophysiology, vol.