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TIM VERNON, LTH NHS TRUST / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY TIM VERNON, LTH NHS TRUST / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Deep brain stimulation (DBS), cutaway computer artwork. This neurosurgical treatment involves the implantation of a brain pacemaker (under skin on shoulder), which sends electrical impulses to specific areas of the brain through an electrode (implanted below scalp). The device placed in the shoulder is known as implanted pulse generator (IPG). DBS was developed for the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease, but is being investigated for use in other conditions.
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