magnetic resonance


the response by atoms, molecules, or nuclei subjected to a magnetic field to radio waves or other forms of energy: used in medicine for scanningSee magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance angiography

Nearby words

  1. magnetic potential,
  2. magnetic pulley,
  3. magnetic pyrites,
  4. magnetic quantum number,
  5. magnetic recording,
  6. magnetic resonance angiography,
  7. magnetic resonance imaging,
  8. magnetic resonance scan,
  9. magnetic resonance scanner,
  10. magnetic reversal

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Medicine definitions for magnetic resonance

magnetic resonance

[ măg-nĕtĭk ]


The absorption of specific frequencies of radio and microwave radiation by atoms placed in a magnetic fielding.

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Science definitions for magnetic resonance

magnetic resonance

See nuclear magnetic resonance.
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