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Entering through the skin, as in the administration of a drug applied to the skin in ointment or patch form.
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transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator, transdermal electrical nerve stimulator, transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, TENS, transcutaneous nerve stimulation
1. A portable electronic device designed to relieve chronic pain by sending electrical impulses through electrodes covering the afflicted area on the body.
2. A method of pain control with the application of electric impulses to the nerve endings.
This is done through electrodes which are placed on the skin and attached to a stimulator with flexible wires.
The electric impulses which are generated are similar to those of the body; however, they are different enough to block the transmission of pain signals to the brain making this procedure noninvasive and nonaddictive, and with no known side effects.
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dermo-, derm-, derma-, dermato-, dermat-, -derm, -derma, -dermatic, -dermatous, -dermis, -dermal, -dermic, -dermoid, -dermatoid
electro-, electr-, electri-
nervo-, nerv-, nervi-
trans-, tran-, tra-
transcutaneous oxygen electrode
An appliance which measures the oxygen tension in the skin without penetrating the body's tissues