TENS

[ tenz ]
/ tɛnz /

noun Medicine/Medical.

a self-operated portable device used to treat chronic pain by sending electrical impulses through electrodes placed over the painful area.

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Origin of TENS

t(ranscutaneous)e(lectrical)n(erve)s(timulator)
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British Dictionary definitions for TENS

TENS
/ (tɛnz) /

n acronym for

transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation: the application of low-voltage electric impulses to the skin to relieve rheumatic pain and provide some pain relief in labour. The pulses are said to stimulate the release of pain-killing endorphins
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for TENS

TENS
[ tĕnz ]

n.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation; 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 and block the transmission of pain signals.
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