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Somatosensory evoked response: application in neurology

By Carlos A. M. Guerreiro and Bruce L. Ehrenberg


One technique used for short-latency somatosensory evoked response (SER) is described. SER following nerve stimulation is a unique non-invasive, clinical test used to evaluate the somatosensory pathways. It tests the physiological function of the median nerve, the brachial plexus, the C6-7 cervical roots, cervical spinal cord, the cuneate nuclei, the medial lemniscus, the thalamus, and the contralateral sensory cortex. It has been shown to be a reliable and useful clinical test partiicularly in multiple sclerosis and comatose patients. The promising technique of SER following peroneal nerve stimulation is mentioned

Topics: Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry, RC321-571, Internal medicine, RC31-1245, Medicine, R
Publisher: Academia Brasileira de Neurologia (ABNEURO)
Year: 1982
DOI identifier: 10.1590/S0004-282X1982000100004
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