from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A technique used to relieve pain in an injured or diseased part of the body in which electrodes applied to the skin deliver intermittent stimulation to surface nerves, blocking the transmission of pain signals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation


t(ranscutaneous) e(lectrical) n(erve) s(timulation).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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