Nerve Conduction Studies

J. Tavee*, K. Levin

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Abstract

Nerve conduction studies (NCSs) are an essential component of the electromyogram, an electrodiagnostic procedure that is commonly used to assess the neuromuscular system. In combination with the needle electrode examination, NCSs can help characterize a nerve injury such as axonal loss or demyelination, localize the lesion, and determine its severity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages327-332
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780123851574
ISBN (Print)9780123851581
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Axon loss
  • Axons
  • Conduction block
  • Demyelination
  • Electromyogram
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Myelin
  • Needle electrode examination
  • Peripheral nerve
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Wallerian degeneration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Tavee, J., & Levin, K. (2014). Nerve Conduction Studies. In Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (pp. 327-332). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-385157-4.00535-2