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Medical Term:

vagal nerve stimulation


an adjunctive treatment for patients with intractable epilepsy, particularly complex partial or secondarily generalized seizures; stimulation is delivered to the left vagus nerve in the neck, usually in 30-second bursts every 5-12 minutes by a stimulator implanted in the anterior chest wall.

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