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

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).