Definition of electromyography in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˌlɛktrə(ʊ)mʌɪˈɒɡrəfi/


[mass noun]
The recording of the electrical activity of muscle tissue, or its representation as a visual display or audible signal, using electrodes attached to the skin or inserted into the muscle.
Example sentences
  • The ‘real’ resting of the respiratory muscles may be assessed by invasive evaluation of the respiratory muscle pressures or by electromyography.
  • The technique of electromyography, the recording of electrical activity in active muscles, provided this link and remains an integral component of the contemporary functional morphologist's toolbox.
  • However, these tests are not as diagnostic as electromyography or muscle biopsy.



Pronunciation: /ɪˌlɛktrə(ʊ)ˈmʌɪəʊɡrɑːf/
Example sentences
  • A magnetic resonance imaging scan, myelogram, or computed axial tomography scan, and sometimes, an electromyograph are performed to diagnose the specific problem.
  • EEG, electromyograph, and electrooculograph recordings graphically depict REM and NREM sleep.
  • The clinician used frontal placement for the surface electromyograph sensors.


Pronunciation: /ɪˌlɛktrə(ʊ)mʌɪəˈɡrafɪk/
Example sentences
  • In another study, on children with pelvic floor dyssynergia, manometric and electromyographic biofeedback produced significantly greater improvement than conventional treatment (laxatives).
  • At all end-tidal carbon dioxide pressure levels, time from onset of diaphragm electromyographic activity to inspiratory flow was similar with and without the servoventilator.
  • The diagnosis is confirmed by the tensilon test, electromyographic studies and the finding of elevated acetylcholine receptor antibodies.


Example sentences
  • Reflex activation of the pharyngeal musculature has been measured in awake children both electromyographically and using acoustic pharyngometry.
  • Electromyographically triggered electric muscle stimulation (EMS) was evaluated in combination with conventional treatment in 69 consecutive postcerebrovascular accident outpatients.
  • These case reports demonstrate the feasibility of using intramuscular electromyographically controlled neuromuscular electrical stimulation for facilitating the upper limb motor recovery of chronic stroke survivors with mild to moderate hemiplegia.

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