Quantitative motor unit potential analysis

J Clin Neurophysiol. 1996 Sep;13(5):401-22. doi: 10.1097/00004691-199609000-00004.


A review of quantitative methods for electromyography is given. Background information about motor unit anatomy, physiology, and pathology is provided to explain some of the presented electrophysiological phenomena. Different aspects of quantitation, such as motor unit action potential parameters, automatic analysis methods, reference values, and findings in abnormal conditions, are discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Axons / physiology
  • Electrodes
  • Electromyography / instrumentation*
  • Fourier Analysis
  • Humans
  • Motor Neurons / physiology*
  • Muscles / innervation*
  • Neuromuscular Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Neuromuscular Diseases / physiopathology
  • Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation*