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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

"Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A technique that involves the use of electrical coils on the head to generate a brief magnetic field which reaches the CEREBRAL CORTEX. It is coupled with ELECTROMYOGRAPHY response detection to assess cortical excitability by the threshold required to induce MOTOR EVOKED POTENTIALS. This method is also used for BRAIN MAPPING, to study NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, and as a substitute for ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY for treating DEPRESSION. Induction of SEIZURES limits its clinical usage.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 618 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 50 publications in 2011
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