Nerve Conduction Studies

J. Tavee*, K. Levin

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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.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780123851574
ISBN (Print)9780123851581
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • 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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