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An instrument used in the diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders that produces an audio or visual record of the electrical activity of a skeletal muscle by means of an electrode inserted into the muscle or placed on the skin.

e·lec′tro·my′o·graph′ic adj.
e·lec′tro·my′o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
e·lec′tro·my·og′ra·phy (-mī-ŏg′rə-fē) n.


(Medicine) med a technique for recording the electrical activity of muscles: used in the diagnosis of nerve and muscle disorders


A diagnostic method of examining the electrical activity of the muscles using metal probes that are inserted into the muscles.
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Noun1.electromyography - diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders with the use of an electromyograph
diagnostic procedure, diagnostic technique - a procedure followed in making a medical diagnosis


n. electromiografía.
1. grabación de la actividad eléctrica generada en un músculo para uso de diagnóstico;
2. estudio de laboratorio sobre electrodiagnóstico que incluye no sólo la electromiografía sino también estudios sobre la conducción de los nervios.

electromyography (EMG)

n electromiografía (EMG)
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Electromyographic rehabilitation of facial function and introduction of a facial grading scale for hypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis.
The limitation of the electromyographic monitor was that there was found to be a random variation in the pattern of the muscle fibres' response to stimulation, leading to an unacceptable variation in the EMG output unless invasive electrodes were placed in the muscle (which was acceptable in the animal laboratory for research work).
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An electromyographic analysis of the deep cervical flexor muscles in performance of craniocervical flexion.
Signal Quality Index (SQI) was continuously monitored and maintained greater than 50% and electromyographic activity was also continuously monitored and maintained at less than 55 db.
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A startle probe was presented during the cue and during the postcue recovery period as investigators measured the fear-potentiated startle response--increases in electromyographic signals from the eyeblink reflex.