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

n electromiografía (EMG)
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In sections on basic principles, emergency hand surgery, and elective hand surgery, they consider such topics as electrodiagnostic studies and peripheral nerve ultrasound, examining the traumatized hand, tendon injuries, high-pressure jet injection injuries, chronic infections of the hand and upper extremity, degenerative osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis of the hand and wrist.
Johnson, a family medicine physician serving patients for more than 18 years, has recently affiliated with Wimbledon Health Partners to provide both electrodiagnostic and vascular testing.
The text includes information on the diagnosis of patients with dementia, aphasia, seizures, syncope, sleep disorders, visual loss, diplopia, dysphagia, headache, hyperkinesis, acute muscle weakness, and other problems, as well as neuroimaging; selection of electrodiagnostic, cerebrospinal fluid, and other ancillary testing; common office problems in pediatric neurology; and ethical issues.
New chapters are offered on various neuropathies, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, atypical motor neuron disorders, and basic statistics for electrodiagnostic studies.
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With the 13 chapters in this introductory volume, Walker and Cartwright (neurology, Wake Forest U.) and a group of neurologists and other clinicians from the US and the Netherlands show clinicians practicing electrodiagnostic medicine and those who see patients with common neuromuscular problems how to use ultrasound in the diagnosis of these disorders.