neural prosthesis


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neural prosthesis

Neurology Any electronic and/or mechanical device that connects with the nervous system and supplements or replaces functions lost by disease or injury. See Nerve regeneration.

neural prosthesis

Any device or electrode that improves function by substituting for an injured or diseased part of the nervous system.
See also: prosthesis
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Primary support for developing this neuroprosthesis came from the Neural Prosthesis Program, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Md.).
Invasive neural prosthesis for neural signal detection and nerve stimulation.
Scientists at the Cleveland VA Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) have invested decades of research in designing a neural prosthesis that will increase the independence of individuals with C5-6 injuries.

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