American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A graphic record of the electrical activity of a muscle as recorded by an electromyograph.
- n. a graphical record of electric currents associated with muscle contractions
“After many more MRIs, blood tests, EMGs (the electromyogram is a test that measures the response of a muscle to a stimuli), nerve conduction tests and CT myelograms (an X-ray type test used to study the spine), my neurologist concluded that I had ALS.”
“And the EMG, the electromyogram, measures movements.”
“In an electromyogram (EMG), doctors insert electrodes into your muscles to test their electrical activity and see if you have nerve or muscle damage.”
“During slow-wave sleep, especially during Stage 4, the electromyogram records slow waves of high amplitude, indicating a pattern of deep sleep and rhythmic continuity.”
“My very first patient's baseline EMG (electromyogram or muscle activity potential) showed that the more she sat quietly the EMG gained in amplitude over time.”
“A comparison of muscle relaxation and electromyogram biofeedback treatments for muscle contraction headaches.”
“Strieby had an EMG study, or an electromyogram, on his hand earlier this week.”
“Caring. com contributing editor An EMG, or electromyogram, is a test that's been around for decades, but doctors have only recently started using it again on patients with back pain, thanks to new research showing its effectiveness as a diagnostic tool.”
“EMG (electromyogram) and motion artefacts, and high and variable electrode impedance.”
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