Definition of Electromyography

1. Noun. Diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders with the use of an electromyograph.




Definition of Electromyography

1. Noun. a technique for evaluating and recording the activation signal of muscles ¹

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Medical Definition of Electromyography

1. A test which measures muscle response to nerve stimulation. Used to evaluate muscle weakness and to determine if the weakness is related to the muscles themselves or a problem with the nerves that supply the muscles. Abnormal results may be seen in myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, carpal tunnel syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, alcoholic neuropathy, cervical spondylosis, dermatomyositis, familial periodic paralysis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Lambert-Eaton syndrome, Friedreich's ataxia, mononeuritis multiplex, peripheral neuropathy, sciatic nerve disease and a variety of peripheral nerve disorders. Acronym: EMG (19 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Electromyography

electromotility
electromotion
electromotive
electromotive drug administration
electromotive force
electromotive force series
electromotive series
electromotor
electromotors
electromuscular
electromuscular sensibility
electromyogram
electromyograms
electromyograph
electromyographs
electromyography (current term)
electron
electron-transferring flavoprotein dehydrogenase
electron-volt
electron accelerator
electron acceptor
electron beam
electron capture
electron capture detector
electron capture detectors
electron carrier
electron cloud
electron clouds
electron configuration
electron configurations

Literary usage of Electromyography

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1. Gait Analysis in the Science of Rehabilitation edited by Joel A. DeLisa (2000)
"Muscles alive: their functions revealed by electromyography. ... Surface versus intramuscular electrodes for electromyography of superficial and deep ..."

2. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"In the detailed diagnosis of the nerve involvement in peripheral neuropathy, electromyography and nerve- conduction studies, usually performed by a ..."

3. In a Time of Torture: The Assault on Justice in Egypt's Crackdown on by Human Rights Watch (Organization)., Human Rights Watch (2004)
"410 Researchers are pursuing and promoting sonography and electromyography "at Ayn Shams and Mansoura universities."411 The technological elaborations of ..."

4. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"Its capabilities parallel those of the Stanford Laboratory of electromyography. The work of the laboratory centers around devices used to stimulate ..."

5. Elements Of Ergonomics Programs: A Primer Based On Workplace Evaluations Of by Alexander L. Cohen (1997)
"Most are objective measurement procedures (eg, differences in before and after readings of vibration levels, muscle activity using electromyography [EMG], ..."

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