Definition of Electromyograph

1. Noun. A medical instrument that records the electrical waves associated with the activity of skeletal muscles.

Generic synonyms: Medical Instrument

Definition of Electromyograph

1. Noun. a device used in electromyography to generate electromyograms ¹

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Definition of Electromyograph

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Medical Definition of Electromyograph

1. A test which measures muscle response to nerve stimulation. Used to evaluate muscle weakness and to determine if the weakness is related to the muscles themselves or a problem with the nerves that supply the muscles. Abnormal results may be seen in myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, carpal tunnel syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, alcoholic neuropathy, cervical spondylosis, dermatomyositis, familial periodic paralysis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Lambert-Eaton syndrome, Friedreich's ataxia, mononeuritis multiplex, peripheral neuropathy, sciatic nerve disease and a variety of peripheral nerve disorders. Acronym: EMG (19 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Electromyograph

electromotive drug administration
electromotive force
electromotive force series
electromotive series
electromuscular sensibility
electromyograph (current term)
electron-transferring flavoprotein dehydrogenase
electron accelerator
electron acceptor
electron beam
electron capture
electron capture detector
electron capture detectors
electron carrier
electron cloud
electron clouds

Literary usage of Electromyograph

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1. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"A diagnostic electromyograph is a device intended for medical purposes, such as to monitor and display the bioelectric signals produced by muscles, ..."

2. Physiology and biochemistry in modern medicene by John James Rickard Macleod (1922)
"... the higher centers, by demonstrating that the rate of the oscillations of the electromyograph is slowed by chilling the muscles of the arm in ice water. ..."

3. Gait Analysis in the Science of Rehabilitation edited by Joel A. DeLisa (2000)
"J electromyograph Kinesiol 1991;1;209-17. 21. Williams KR, Cavanagh PR. Relationship between distance running mechanisms, running economy and performance. ..."

4. Cumulative Trauma Disorders in the Workplace: Bibliography by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"In laboratory experiments the GM's force measurements were compared to a hand dynamometer and electromyograph measurement techniques; measurements of static ..."

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