TITLE

Tensilon test

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2159
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "Tensilon test" is presented. It refers to a test that is used in the diagnosis of myasthenia gravis (MG). In this test, a short-acting anticholinesterase drug, such as edrophonium chloride or neostigmine, is injected. The patient is then monitored for improved muscular strength. Improvement with the active drug indicates MG.
ACCESSION #
21248177

 

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