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Treatment for Parkinson's Disease. Image 12 of 13. X-ray showing electrodes (top) in position in the brain of a patient with Parkinson's Disease. The patient has undergone brain surgery, known as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), to remove the tremors caused by the disease. Electrodes are surgically implanted in the brain, where they provide continuous electrical stimulation. This stimulation blocks the signals that cause the tremors. The electrodes are controlled by a pulse generator unit fitted in the patient's chest. For a sequence showing DBS surgery, see M566/233-245.
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