A Spinal Cord Stimulation Glossary

Learn more about the terms in this emerging field.

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Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)

The targeted delivery of a stimulus (such as electrical or magnetic) to the spinal cord (nerves cells along the spinal cord). This stimulus acts on the central nervous system.


The alteration of nerve activity through targeted delivery of a stimulus, such as electrical stimulation or chemical agents, to specific neurological sites in the body (https://www.neuromodulation.com/neuromodulation-defined)

Pre-clinical studies

A study to test a drug, a procedure, or another medical treatment in animals. The aim of a preclinical study is to collect data in support of the safety of the new treatment. (https://www.medicinenet.com/preclinical_study/definition.htm)

SCI Consumer

For Praxis, consumers include individuals with SCI, their families and caregivers.

Translational continuum

The progression of knowledge from phases of idea/discovery, develop, validate to market.


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