nerve conduction test


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nerve conduction test

an electrodiagnostic test of the integrity of the peripheral nerves. It involves placing an electrical stimulator over a nerve and measuring the time required for an impulse to travel over a measured segment of the nerve. The test is used in the diagnosis of nerve entrapment syndrome radiculopathies and polyneuropathies.

nerve conduction test

controlled electrostimulation of a sensory or motor nerve trunk, to identify alteration in the impulse conduction speed; used in diagnosis of nerve pathology, e.g. demyelination diseases; neural effects of diabetes
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Nguyen decided to repeat the nerve conduction test, which showed a significant worsening.
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Imaging procedures, such as X-ray, MRI, CT scan, and electromyogram, and/or nerve conduction tests may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis and/or identify the exact location of the nerve impingement.
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In an effort to ensure consistency across subjects, one investigator (KA) collected history data, another investigator (RM) performed the physical examinations, and a third investigator (CK) performed the nerve conduction tests.
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