(abbr.) Vagus Nerve Stimulation - a device similar to a pacemaker, shown useful at reducing depression.
Vagus Nerve Stimulation. Vagus nerve stimulation involves the implantation of a generator that stimulates the vagus nerve and thus reduces seizure activity.
Vagus nerve stimulator. A pacemaker-like device, implanted in the upper chest, which stimulates a nerve in the left neck and can reduce seizure activity.
vagus nerve stimulator. a device to reduce severity of seizures through electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve. Device is implanted in the upper left chest with electrodes encircling the vagus nerve. Electrical impulses are sent at set intervals to the brain.
VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION. Therapy for epilepsy which applies small electrical pulses to the vagus nerve in the neck which regulates internal organs. This therapy is used in patients suffering from partial epilepsy who have failed traditional drug therapy.
Vagus Nerve Stimulator. The vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) is an alternative therapy to treat seizures. This technique relies on a pacemaker-like device that is implanted under the skin of the chest and supplies intermittent electrical impulses to the vagus nerve as it passes through the neck. Intermittent stimulation of this nerve with low-intensity electrical impulses may reduce seizures in some people.
See Vagus Nerve Stimulator.