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- adjective Resembling a
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In June 2003, she became the first patient in London to receive surgically implanted wires to treat depression -- a little pacemakerlike device on the left side of her neck.
With deep brain stimulation, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002 for advanced Parkinson's and has been performed on thousands of patients, a surgeon implants electrodes in the brain, which are then connected to a pacemakerlike device that can be adjusted and turned on and off.
The procedure involves use of a pacemakerlike device that delivers electrical jolts to the brain.