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Abbreviation for brainstem auditory evoked potential.
brainstem auditory evoked potential,
Brainwaves that are produced in response to sounds, i.e., stimulation of the cochlear nerve. Tests of auditory evoked potential are used to determine the threshold of sound required to produce a brainstem response, e.g., in people with hearing loss or brain death.See: auditory evoked response; evoked potential; somatosensory evoked response; visual evoked response