electrodiagnosis

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e·lec·tro·di·ag·no·sis

(ē-lek'trō-dī'ag-nō'sis),
1. The use of electronic devices for diagnostic purposes.
2. By convention, the studies performed in the EMG laboratory, that is, nerve conduction studies and needle electrode examination (EMG proper). Synonym(s): electroneurography

electrodiagnosis

[-dī′agnō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, elektron + dia, twice, gnosis, knowledge
the diagnosis of disease or injury by electric stimulation of various nerves and muscles.

electrodiagnosis

Alternative medicine
The use of an electric device to evaluate an internal organ by measuring its “electromagnetic energy balance”. For example, the “Accupath-100”, a computerised galvanometer, is used to allegedly help select and prepare homeopathic remedies and “probe” the patient’s acupuncture points on the hands, interpreting values that appear on a computer monitor. The FDA regards all such electrodiagnostic devices it has evaluated as ineffective.

e·lec·tro·di·ag·no·sis

(ĕ-lek'trō-dī-ăg-nō'sis)
1. The use of electronic devices for diagnostic purposes.
2. By convention, the studies performed in the electromyographic laboratory, i.e., nerve conduction studies and needle electrode examination (electromyography proper).
Synonym(s): electroneurography.
3. Determination of the nature of a disease through observation of changes in electrical activity.
Synonym(s): evoked electromyography.

electrodiagnosis

The general term for a wide range of diagnostic methods involving the pickup, amplification, recording and display of any of the electrical events of the body. It includes ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY, ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY, ELECTROMYOGRAPHY and ELECTRONYSTAGMOGRAPHY.

e·lec·tro·di·ag·no·sis

(ĕ-lek'trō-dī-ăg-nō'sis)
1. Use of electronic devices for diagnostic purposes.
2. By convention, studies performed in the electromyographic (EMG) laboratory, i.e., nerve conduction studies and needle electrode examination (EMG proper).

electrodiagnosis,

n the diagnosis of disease or injury by applying electric stimulation to various nerves and muscles.

electrodiagnosis

the use of electrical recording devices such as electromyography, electroen-cephalography, cystometrography, electrocardiography, in making a clinical diagnosis. In energy medicine, also taken to include the use of devices that are supposed to measure electrical frequencies emitted by the body as a means of diagnosing current or forthcoming disease.