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Neuroendocrine Mapping of the Cerebral Cortex

2019-12-06 00:24:50 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study is investigating brain regions that share functional connectivity with the hypothalamus and the stimulation of those regions using repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) to activate the hypothalamus indirectly. The goal of this study is to determine the effectiveness of rTMS in influencing the hypothalamus to better understand the mechanisms between it and the neuroendocrine processes it controls.

Study Design

Conditions

Healthy

Intervention

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Stanford University

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-12-06T00:24:50-0500

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

The electrical response evoked in a muscle or motor nerve by electrical or magnetic stimulation. Common methods of stimulation are by transcranial electrical and TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION. It is often used for monitoring during neurosurgery.

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