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Analyzers, Physiologic, Neuromuscular Function

Definition : Physiologic analyzers that evaluate the interaction between the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system that activates the skeletal muscles (i.e., the basic units of the body movement). To make a complete evaluation of the neuromuscular function, the system should include units capable of performing electrophysiologic tests (e.g., motor and somatosensory evoked potentials, electromyography), diagnostic imaging (e.g., computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound), and biomechanical studies (e.g., dynamometry, posturography, gait). These analyzers are used in advanced diagnosis and research to assess structural and functional abnormalities of muscles, the neuromuscular junction, and the central nervous system, including the cortex, brain stem, and spinal motorneurons.

Entry Terms : "Neuromuscular Function Analyzers" , "Musculoskeletal Analysis Systems"

UMDC code : 17763

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