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Pain pp 177-179 | Cite as

Evoked Potentials

  • Alexander Bautista
  • George C. Chang Chien
  • Alaa Abd-ElsayedEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Evoked Potential (EP) testing allow the measurement of electrical activity after a specific stimulation of sensory or motor nerve pathways. This chapter aims to describe the different types of EP testing to aid in the diagnosis monitoring of certain neurologic disorders.

Keywords

Evoked potentials Visual evoked potential Brainstem auditory evoked potentials Sensory evoked potentials Motor evoked potentials 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Bautista
    • 1
  • George C. Chang Chien
    • 2
  • Alaa Abd-Elsayed
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Pain MedicineUniversity of OklahomaOklahoma CityUSA
  2. 2.Ventura County Medical Center, Neuroscience CenterVenturaUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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