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An electric implant works like a pacemaker to deliver electrical pulses to a nerve between the stomach and the brain , called the vagus nerve. This nerve tells the brain when the stomach is full. The device is implanted in the abdomen and has a remote control that can adjust it from outside the body.

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News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 19, 2017

SOURCES:

News release, Allergan.

Department of Nutrition Therapy, Cleveland Clinic.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 19, 2017

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