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What does VNS stand for?

VNS stands for Vagus Nerve Stimulator

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Sometimes the antidepressant drugs work in concert with the stimulator, but it appears to us that when people get better, it is the vagus nerve stimulator that is doing the heavy lifting," Conway explained.
They cover basic anatomic and functional substrates of seizures and new pathogenic concepts; drug therapy, including the latest on molecular targets; the current state of surgical treatments and advances in structural and functional neuroimaging; nontraditional therapies, such as the ketogenic diet, the vagus nerve stimulator, immunomodulators, neurosteroids, herbs, and botanicals; the variety of factors that influence seizure susceptibility; and the future of epilepsy therapies.
Currently, the market is limited because only one device is on the market, the vagus nerve stimulator made by Cyberonics Inc.
A class-action shareholders' suit has been filed against Houston, TX-based Cyberonics contending that the company misrepresented and failed to disclose information about the FDA's approval of the Vagus Nerve Stimulator CONS) device for the treatment of depression.