somatosensory evoked potential

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so·ma·to·sen·so·ry e·voked po·ten·tial

the computer-averaged cortical and subcortical responses to repetitive stimulation of peripheral nerve sensory fibers.

somatosensory evoked potential (SEP)

Etymology: Gk, soma + L, sentire, to feel
evoked potential elicited by repeated stimulation of the pain and touch systems. It is the least reliable of the evoked potentials studied as monitors of neurological function during surgery.
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Effects of stimulus intensity, cervical cord tractotomies and cerebellectomy on somatosensory evoked potentials from skin and muscle afferents of cat hind limb.
Effects of isoflurane and propofol on cortical somatosensory evoked potentials during comparable depth of anaesthesia as guided by bispectral index.
Shibasaki H, Kakigi R, Tsuji S, Kimura S, Kuroiwa Y Spinal and cortical somatosensory evoked potentials in Japanese patients with multiple sclerosis.
Neurophysiological examination showed normal visual, auditory and somatosensory evoked potentials, while the EEG revealed a single focal burst of sharp transients left mid-temporally; the alpha rhythm showed lower voltage on the left side.
Localization of sensory levels in traumatic quadriplegia by segmental somatosensory evoked potentials.
Are somatosensory evoked potentials the best predictor of outcome after severe brain injury?
Median nerve electroencephalographic (EEG) tracings and somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) were recorded prior to surgical intervention under ketamine anesthesia, then continuously for the first 24 hours following the application of Tisseel.
Neurophysiologic procedures; nerve conduction velocity (NCV), somatosensory evoked potentials, electromyography (EMG).
The current body of literature in this area, as well as newer electrodiagnostic techniques such as somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs), dermatomal somatosensory evoked potentials (DSEPs), and paraspinal mapping (PM), will be reviewed.
These time-locked, averaged responses are called somatosensory evoked fields (SEFs) when recorded with MEG and somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) for EEG studies.
However, a different effect on EEG and cortical somatosensory evoked potentials was seen when nitrous oxide is added to isoflurane anaesthesia (15).