What does TMS mean in Physiology?
This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand TMS in the Medical field in general and in the Physiology terminology in particular.
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What does TMS mean?
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a noninvasive method to cause depolarization or hyperpolarization in the neurons of the brain. TMS uses electromagnetic induction to induce weak electric currents using a rapidly changing magnetic field; this can cause activity in specific or general parts of the brain with minimal discomfort, allowing the functioning and interconnections of the brain to be studied. A variant of TMS, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation has been tested as a treatment tool for various neurological and psychiatric disorders including migraines, strokes, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, tinnitus, depression.