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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In terms of revenue, North America was the largest regional market for electrical stimulation devices, and accounted for a share of over 40% of the global market in 2014.
Low voltage electrical stimulation is mostly used when there is short delay time (10 to 20 min) between bleeding and stimulation.
Electrical stimulation has been used as an adjunct for healing many types of chronic wounds in human subjects and animal models as early as the mid-1900s.
The aim of this study therefore, was to make detailed comparisons of the use of magnetic versus electrical stimulation for assessment of voluntary activation using the Interpolation Twitch Technique (ITT).
Electrical stimulation of the antagonistic muscles may improve the efficacy of stretching by providing an additional stretch to the agonistic muscles.
This study was undertaken to determine if electrical stimulation of the quadriceps muscles had any additive benefit to physical exercise in patients with COPD who had severe dyspnea and severely compromised exercise capacity.
Generally speaking, seniors tend to respond to three types of electrotherapy used in long-term care: electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and diathermy (which involves generating localized heat in body tissues).
The text book's 17 chapters include the usual topics of background biophysics and physiology, electrical stimulation (currents and parameters), effects of electrical stimulation, motor electrical stimulation, sensory stimulation and other uses, risk management, biofeedback, ultrasound, heat and cold, therapeutic conduction heating, cold therapy, electromagnetic fields: shortwave, electromagnetic radiation, microwave diathermy, infrared and visible radiation, ultraviolet radiation.

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