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Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Reduces Nociceptive Behavior in an Orofacial Pain Model.

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Summary of "Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Reduces Nociceptive Behavior in an Orofacial Pain Model."

transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive method of brain stimulation suggested as a therapeutic tool for pain, and is related to reversal of maladaptive plasticity associated with chronic pain.

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Name: Journal of oral rehabilitation
ISSN: 1365-2842
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