Accession Number:

ADD019241

Title:

Suppression of Epileptiform Activity

Descriptive Note:

Patent filed 26 Mar 97, patented 25 Aug 98

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1998-08-25

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A DC electric field is applied to brain tissue in parallel alignment with neurons thereof during periods of brief duration while the tissue is undergoing epileptic activity. The electrical field is controllably varied in magnitude to suppress such epileptic activity.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE