AANEM - IFCN Glossary of Terms in Neuromuscular Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Ultrasound

Reinhard Dengler, Mamede de Carvalho, Nortina Shahrizaila, Hiroyuki Nodera, Steve Vucic, Alexander Grimm, Luca Padua, Stefanie Schreiber, Mary K. Kneiser, Lisa D. Hobson-Webb, Andrea J. Boon, Benn E. Smith, William J. Litchy, Yuebing Li, Michael Lenihan, V. Brandon Thompson, Erik Stalberg, Donald B. Sanders, John C. Kincaid

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Modern neuromuscular electrodiagnosis (EDX) and neuromuscular ultrasound (NMUS) require a universal language for effective communication in clinical practice and research and, in particular, for teaching young colleagues. Therefore, the AANEM and the IFCN have decided to publish a joint glossary as they feel the need for an updated terminology to support educational activities in neuromuscular EDX and NMUS in all parts of the world. In addition NMUS has been rapidly progressing over the last years and is now widely used in the diagnosis of disorders of nerve and muscle in conjunction with EDX. This glossary has been developed by experts in the field of neuromuscular EDX and NMUS on behalf of the AANEM and the IFCN and has been agreed upon by electronic communication between January and November 2019. It is based on the glossaries of the AANEM from 2015 and of the IFCN from 1999. The EDX and NMUS terms and the explanatory illustrations have been updated and supplemented where necessary. The result is a comprehensive glossary of terms covering all fields of neuromuscular EDX and NMUS. It serves as a standard reference for clinical practice, education and research worldwide. Highlights: Optimal terminology in neuromuscular electrodiagnosis and ultrasound has been revisited. A team of international experts have revised and expanded a standardized glossary. This list of terms serves as standard reference for clinical practice, education and research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-12
Number of pages3
JournalMuscle and Nerve
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020


  • electrodiagnostic medicine
  • electromyography
  • electroneurography
  • neuromuscular medicine
  • neuromuscular ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Physiology (medical)


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