electrical stimulation


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electrical stimulation

Abbreviation: ES
The use of electric current to affect a tissue, e.g., nerve, muscle, or bone. The stimulation of bone, for instance, facilitates and hastens the healing of fractures.
Synonym: electrostimulation; electrotherapy See: bipolar (2); monopolar; transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
See also: stimulation
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The exercise plus electrical stimulation group achieved a significant increase in low back strength of +24.
VitalStim Therapy: Training manual fort he use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation in the treatment of dysphagia in the pediatric population.
30 subjects from group A were treated with Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) with Quadriceps isometric exercises while 30 subjects from group B were treated with Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) with Quadriceps isometric exercises.
2) They don't recommend electrical stimulation or intravaginal devices for women who can actively contract their pelvic floor muscles.
The effect of transcutaneous electrical stimulation on spinal motor neuron excitability in people without known neuromuscular diseases: the roles of stimulus intensity and location.
Electrical stimulation ensures full depletion of ATP to IMP.
The reduced electrical stimulation is expected to reduce muscle fatigue in FES-induced knee exercise for stroke patients.
11-15) A possible antibacterial effect of electrical stimulation was first reported over 30 years ago by Rowley & McKenna using direct current.
An additional group of 6 (3 males, 3 females) healthy participants of mean age 33 [+ or -] 9 years (range 24-47 years) took part in a subsequent experiment which tested the effect of the inter-electrode distance of electrical stimulation in the spread of the electrical current.
She says that with the first appreciable success of epidural electrical stimulation in conjunction with physical training, researchers will attempt to duplicate Summers's successes in four more research patients.
Quadriceps femoris hypertrophy was only found in electrical stimulation group (pLess than0.
Accordingly, it is possible that the hormonal fluctuation and other stimuli such as electrical stimulation may affect the intracellular transport of substances.

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