The edrophonium test

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Cholinesterase inhibitors (CEIs) have been known to improve strength in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) since the 1930s, and have been used as a diagnostic test since the early 1950s. The following review summarizes the history of edrophonium usage in myasthenia gravis, reviews the literature with regard to the method of performing the edrophonium test, and discusses the available information regarding sensitivity and specificity of the test with respect to diagnosis of MG.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-88
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in neurology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003


  • Cholinesterase inhibitors
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Edrophonium test
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Tensilon test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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