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TENS

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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
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