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Slovenska pediatrija 2012; 19: 170-176

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ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL TESTS: ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY

M. Kušar
Klinični oddelek za otroško, mladostniško in razvojno nevrologijo, Pediatrična klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Abstract

The article gives a basic outline of clinical electroencephalography. Physiological and technical principles of electroencephalography are described. The characteristics of normal and abnormal rhythmic cerebral activity are followed by specic patterns by which the normality/abnormality of brain bioelectrical activity is assessed. The preparation of a patient and different electroencephalogram recording protocols are presented.

Key words: neurophysiology, electroencephalography, child.