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stim·u·lant

(stim'yū-lănt),
1. Stimulating; exciting to action.
See also: stimulus.
2. An agent that arouses organic activity, strengthens the action of the heart, increases vitality, and promotes a sense of well-being; classified according to the parts on which they chiefly act: cardiac, respiratory, gastric, hepatic, cerebral, spinal, vascular, genital.
See also: stimulus. Synonym(s): excitor, stimulator
Synonym(s): excitant
[L. stimulans, pres. p. of stimulo, pp. -atus, to goad, incite, fr. stimulus, a goad]

stimulator

/stim·u·la·tor/ (stim´u-la″tor)
1. any agent that excites functional activity.
2. in electrodiagnosis, an instrument that applies pulses of current to stimulate a nerve, muscle, or area of the central nervous system.

long-acting thyroid stimulator  (LATS) thyroid-stimulating antibody associated with Graves disease; it is an autoantibody reactive against thyroid cell receptors for thyroid stimulating hormone and thus mimics the effects of the hormone.

stim·u·lant

(stim'yū-lănt)
1. Stimulating; exciting to action.
2. An agent that arouses organic activity, strengthens the action of the heart, increases vitality, and promotes a sense of well-being; classified according to the parts on which it chiefly acts: cardiac, respiratory, gastric, hepatic, cerebral, spinal, vascular, or genital.
Synonym(s): stimulator.
See also: stimulus
[L. stimulans, pres. p. of stimulo, pp. -atus, to goad, incite, fr. stimulus, a goad]

Patient discussion about stimulator

Q. How does a Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit help fibromyalgia. My aunt was suggested to go through TENS. Will that really help? How does a Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit help fibromyalgia?

A. ‘TENS’ units are prescribed for chronic pain sufferers and fibromyalgia patients. What is a tens unit? Tens stands for Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. A tens unit is essentially a stimulation device consisting of electrodes that are attached to the skin, the unit itself, and a battery to provide current. A Tens unit uses electricity to block nerves from sending pain messages.

Q. Can some depression be treated with stimulantes in adults?? I was treated with dextroamphetimins in the 1970's. Why arent they used anymore? I know all of the things about addiction, so I dont need those answers. When the medication was used by me, it worked. My husband is suffereing from depression he has been given all of the "wonder" drugs No results. I hope someone can answer this for me, and for my husbands sake Thank You Shirley

A. Thank you BLars. I am going to talk to my husbands doctor when we have our appointment tomorrow..I get so tired of all of the experts who wont prescribe the right medications because of the abuse potential..CNS Stimulants were used before, and all of us that were on them when we needed them arent worse for wear..I am glad adderall is helping you.Maybe people like us need to speak out, so other patients arent afraid to ask their doctors..Have a great week!!

Shirley

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The vagus nerve stimulator is widely used in patients with intractable epilepsy who are not candidates for epilepsy surgery.
Once the SCS is implanted, the frequency and speed of the stimulators can be altered by nurses to ensure maximum benefit is achieved.
Hundreds if not thousands of physicians today implant spinal cord stimulators in injured workers and swear by them.
Serious injuries or deaths can occur in patients with implanted neurologic stimulators when they undergo MRI procedures, according to a public health notification posted on the Food and Drug Administration's Web site.
The vagus nerve stimulator is composed of an implantable pulse generator and two electrode wires.
The Fisher Wallace Stimulator has been proven to be safe and effective in multiple published studies and causes no serious side effects.
The man's blood pressure gradually decreased after the deep brain stimulator was implanted in the periaqueductal-periventricular grey region of the brain, which is involved in regulating pain.
The patient is awake for the first part of the operation to position the electrodes so they can guide the surgeon to where they can feel the 'tingling sensation' generated by the stimulator.
In the trial, 383 patients received temporary sacral nerve stimulation and another 250 patients received permanently implanted sacral nerve stimulators.
And for readers who think medical quackery is a thing of the past, the author includes a sampling of late-night TV commercials advertising fat burners and magnetic pain relievers, including the Stimulator, which featured Evel Knievel as the spokesperson.
The stimulator discharges into adjacent tissue whenever it receives a radioed command to do so.
The types include the spinal cord stimulator, deep brain stimulator, gastric electrical stimulator, vagus nerve stimulator and sacral nerve stimulator.