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transcutaneous

 [trans″ku-ta´ne-us]
transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
1. use of a battery-powered device to relieve acute and chronic pain. Electrodes attached to the skin transmit electrical impulses, which produce a mild tingling, tapping, or massaging sensation. Reasons postulated for the effectiveness of this method include interruption of pain impulses from the periphery to the central nervous system, increased production of endorphins, and improved blood supply to the affected part. Increased circulation encourages healing and helps reduce muscle spasm. A second generation TENS unit called The Pain Suppressor is also available; it produces an electrical current but water is used as a conducting substance, it is not attached to the skin, and the patient does not perceive the electrode current. Treatments are administered several times per day. TENS is an alternative to drugs for the management of pain and can be used in a variety of conditions. A patient can use it with minimal instruction and may wear it at home as well as in the hospital.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as stimulation of skin and underlying tissues with controlled, low-voltage electrical vibration via electrodes.
transcutaneous neural stimulation (TNS) transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (def. 1).

per·cu·ta·ne·ous

(per'kyū-tā'nē-ŭs),
Denoting the passage of substances through unbroken skin, as in absorption by inunction; also passage through the skin by needle puncture, including introduction of wires and catheters by Seldinger technique.

transcutaneous

/trans·cu·ta·ne·ous/ (-ku-ta´ne-us) transdermal.

transcutaneous

(trăns′kyo͞o-tā′nē-əs)
adj.
Transdermal.

transcutaneous

[-k(y)o̅o̅tā′nē·əs]
Etymology: L, trans + cutis, skin
pertaining to a procedure that is performed through the skin.
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Through this study, our aim was to find out whether TCB readings are comparable with serum total bilirubin concentration and to find out the best site for measurement of transcutaneous bilirubin that shows maximum correlation with serum bilirubin.
Ortho Transmission invested more than ten years into pre-clinical research, animal studies and human biomechanical analysis to address the limitations of conventional molded socket technology with a transcutaneous osseous integrated skeletal implant that has been optimized using advanced Finite Element Analysis design software as well as mechanical testing.
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The BiliCam had a mean error of 2 mg/dL and transcutaneous bilirubinometer readings had a mean error of 1.
We report a case of transcutaneous ASD closure under DEX sedation using TEE without intubation in adult patient.
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The present study assessed a new transcutaneous bilirubinometer, the Bilicheck[R] in Iranian neonates with jaundice.
The instruments that measure the transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) concentration operate by transmitting light that penetrates the blanched skin and transilluminates the subcutaneous tissues.
The tag is scanned through near field transcutaneous technology with a patented touch probe to obtain real-time data about the implant and associated biosensors.
Objective: In our study, we evaluated the efficacy of sacral dermatomal transcutaneous electrical neurostimulation (SDTENS) in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) who had overactive detrusors.

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