vagal nerve stimulation

vagal nerve stimulation

an adjunctive treatment for patients with intractable epilepsy, particularly complex partial or secondarily generalized seizures; stimulation is delivered to the left vagus nerve in the neck, usually in 30-second bursts every 5-1/2 minutes by a stimulator implanted in the anterior chest wall.
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va·gal nerve stim·u·la·tion

(vā'găl nĕrv stim'yŭ-lā'shŭn)
An adjunctive treatment for patients with intractable epilepsy, particularly complex partial or secondarily generalized seizures; stimulation is delivered to the left vagus nerve in the neck, usually in 30-second bursts every 5-1/2 minutes by a stimulator implanted in the anterior chest wall.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Therapeutic modalities for treatment resistant depression: focus on vagal nerve stimulation and ketamine.
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"Vagal nerve stimulation is very nice, but in order to get to the vagus nerve ...you have to cut down surgically," Scherlag says.