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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Terapia inversora de señales MC5-A

MC5-A scrambler therapy (… SKRAM-blur THAYR-uh-pee)
A type of treatment for nerve pain that uses electrodes placed on the skin. Electricity is carried from the electrodes through the skin and blocks the pain. The pain may be caused by physical injury, infection, toxic substances, and certain diseases or drugs, including anticancer drugs.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.