transcranial direct current stimulation

  • tDCS
German: transkranielle Gleichstromstimulation
Japanese: 経頭蓋直流刺激

Neurophysiology. A non-invasive technique which uses low electrical direct current delivered through the skull (transcranial) to the brain area of interest via surface electrodes. Thereby the activity of neurons in the cerebral cortex of the brain is partly enhanced and partly reduced. tDCS is used in the treatment of depression, migraine, and chronic pain.

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