Definitions for "Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation"
The stimulation of a nerve by passing electrical currents through the skin.
Application of a mild electrical stimulation to skin electrodes placed over a painful area, causing interference with the transmission of the painful stimuli. Can be used in pain management to interfere with the normal pain mechanism.
the use of electrical stimulation of sites on the body to provide pain relief, apparently by stimulating the release of endorphins. (184)