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Magnetoencephalography MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Magnetoencephalography
Tree Number(s)
E01.370.376.500
E01.370.405.440
E05.540.500
Unique ID
D015225
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015225
Scope Note
The measurement of magnetic fields over the head generated by electric currents in the brain. As in any electrical conductor, electric fields in the brain are accompanied by orthogonal magnetic fields. The measurement of these fields provides information about the localization of brain activity which is complementary to that provided by ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY. Magnetoencephalography may be used alone or together with electroencephalography, for measurement of spontaneous or evoked activity, and for research or clinical purposes.
Entry Version
MAGNETOENCEPHALOGR
Entry Term(s)
Magnetoencephalogram
Previous Indexing
Brain (1983-1988)
Magnetics (1983-1988)
See Also
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Public MeSH Note
89
History Note
89
Date Established
1989/01/01
Date of Entry
1988/05/12
Revision Date
2022/05/23
Magnetoencephalography Preferred
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