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Stimulators, Electrical, Brain, Anesthesia

Definition : Devices that apply stimuli (typically pulsed electric currents of 5 to 50 mA) to a patient's brain for several minutes to induce a state resembling that of chemically induced anesthesia. These stimulators usually include an electric-pulse generator with controls to vary pulse rate, pulse width, and voltage or current. The current is normally passed through the head between the frontal and occipital regions via large-area electrodes covered with saline-soaked gauze sponges.

Entry Terms : "Stimulators, Anesthesia" , "Stimulators, Electroanalgesic" , "Electrosleep Units" , "Narcoleptic Units" , "Electroanesthesia Units"

UMDC code : 11485

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