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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Tree Number(s)
E02.621.820
Unique ID
D050781
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D050781
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Paired Pulse
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Repetitive
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Single Pulse
Previous Indexing
Magnetics (1988-2005)
See Also
Magnetoencephalography
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
Public MeSH Note
2006
History Note
2006
Date Established
2006/01/01
Date of Entry
2005/06/30
Revision Date
2014/06/13
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Preferred
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Single Pulse Narrower
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Paired Pulse Narrower
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Repetitive Narrower
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