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Motor nerve conduction study normal values

Topic: Pharmacology

Created on Thursday, July 6 2006 by

Last modified on Wednesday, December 31 1969.

You are performing a motor nerve conduction test on an adult.
You are testing the median nerve, recording at the abductor pollicis brevis muscle.
What is the normal value for the distal distance?



 
        A) 7 cm
 
        B) 1 cm
 
        C) 9 cm
 
        D) 8 cm
 
        E) 12 cm
 

 


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A) 7 cm

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When performing a motor nerve conduction test on the median nerve, testing at the abductor pollicis brevis, the normal distal distance is 7 cm.  (See References)

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B) 1 cm

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When performing a motor nerve conduction test on the median nerve, testing at the abductor pollicis brevis, the normal distal distance is 7 cm.  (See References)

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C) 9 cm

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When performing a motor nerve conduction test on the median nerve, testing at the abductor pollicis brevis, the normal distal distance is 7 cm.  (See References)

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D) 8 cm

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When performing a motor nerve conduction test on the median nerve, testing at the abductor pollicis brevis, the normal distal distance is 7 cm.  (See References)

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E) 12 cm

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When performing a motor nerve conduction test on the median nerve, testing at the abductor pollicis brevis, the normal distal distance is 7 cm.  (See References)

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References:

1. Preston, D.C., and Shapiro, B.E. (2005). Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders: Clinical-Electrophysiologic Correlations, 2nd Edition. Elsevier, Philadelphia. Pp. 663-666.
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