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Median sensory nerve conduction study normal values 01

Topic: Physiology

Created on Monday, July 24 2006 by jdmiles

Last modified on Saturday, April 18 2009.

You are performing a sensory nerve conduction test on an adult. You are testing the median nerve, recording at the 2nd finger. Of the following choices, which best defines the normal conduction velocity?

 
        A) 6 ms or less
 
        B) 60 m/s or greater
 
        C) 30 m/s or greater
 
        D) 20 mV or greater
 
        E) 50 m/s or greater
 

 


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A) 6 ms or less

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When performing a sensory nerve conduction test on the median nerve, recording at the 2nd digit, a normal conduction velocity is 50 m/s or greater.  (See References)

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B) 60 m/s or greater

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When performing a sensory nerve conduction test on the median nerve, recording at the 2nd digit, a normal conduction velocity is 50 m/s or greater.  (See References)

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C) 30 m/s or greater

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D) 20 mV or greater

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When performing a sensory nerve conduction test on the median nerve, recording at the 2nd digit, a normal conduction velocity is 50 m/s or greater.  (See References)

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E) 50 m/s or greater

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When performing a sensory nerve conduction test on the median nerve, recording at the 2nd digit, a normal conduction velocity is 50 m/s or greater.  (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. (ISBN:075067492X)Advertising:
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Median sensory nerve conduction study normal values 01
Question ID: 041809090
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 07/24/2006
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