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Definition of Osteogenesis, electrically stimulated

Osteogenesis, electrically stimulated: Bone growth caused by implanting electrodes in an area of bone and sending electrical current to them. This procedure may be used to jump-start the healing process when a bone has been broken.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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