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to excite functional activity in a part.
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v. stimu·lated, stimu·lating, stimu·lates
1. To increase temporarily the activity of (a body organ or system, for example).
2. To cause to desire to have sex; arouse sexually.
3. To excite or invigorate (a person, for example) with a stimulant.
To act or serve as a stimulant or stimulus.

stim′u·lat′er, stim′u·la′tor n.
stim′u·lat′ing·ly adv.
stim′u·la′tion n.
stim′u·la′tive, stim′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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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!!


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