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Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2006; 8(2): 125-134.
Temperature in Nerve Conduction and Electromyography
Doo-Eung Kim
Copyright © 2006 The Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
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Among the various physiological factors that affect nerve conduction velocity (NCV), temperature is the most important. Because the influence of temperature is the most important source of error. It is known from animal experiments that conduction is eventually completely blocked at low temperatures, the myelinated A fibers being the first affected and the thin fibers of group C the last. Many studies showed that the NCV decreases linearly with lowering temperature within the physiological range. The distal motor latency increased by 0.2 msec/
Key words: Temperature, Nerve conduction, Electromyography
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