“Neurophysiology is a discipline within the health sciences which deals with the measurement and assessment of nervous system function rather than the anatomy of the nervous system. It helps to diagnose and monitor the progress of nervous disorders.” The finding of a neurophysiological evaluation in conjunction with an appropriate clinical history and clinical examination of a patient would provide what can be called an electro clinical diagnosis. The electro clinical diagnosis will either provide the definitive diagnosis or narrow the range of probabilities and guide one in the direction of the appropriate line of further investigation. Two common electrodiagnostic tests for peripheral neuropathy are: Electromyography (EMG) and the Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) Test.
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