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.
Use of somatosensory evoked potentials to detect peripheral ischemia and potential injury resulting from positioning of the surgical patient: case reports and discussion.
Effects of isoflurane and propofol on cortical somatosensory evoked potentials during comparable depth of anaesthesia as guided by bispectral index.
10) All our patients had normal results for visual, auditory and somatosensory evoked potentials (one showed slight prolongation of latency of the visual evoked potential (VEP)), contrasting with other conditions where CNS white matter disease is prominent.
Somatosensory evoked potentials in the evaluation of lumbosacral radiculopathy.
Vogel's performance of diagnostic tests including electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction velocity studies (NCV's), and somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP's), all tests to determine the extent of nerve damage resulting from injuries to the neck, arms and legs," according to Frank Baggett, vice president, Casualty Claims.
The study compared changes in cerebral oxygenation with cerebral oximetry (INVOS(R) Cerebral Oximeter and NIRO500) to changes in somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP) and electroencephalogram (EEG) after clamping of the carotid artery during plaque removal by surgical repair.