elec·​tro·​en·​ceph·​a·​lo·​gram | \ i-ˌlek-trō-in-ˈse-f(ə-)lə-ˌgram How to pronounce electroencephalogram (audio) \

Definition of electroencephalogram

: the tracing of brain waves made by an electroencephalograph

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Recent Examples on the Web Texas doesn’t have an age limit for getting a boxing license, but applicants older than 36 must pass tests that include an electroencephalogram and an electrocardiogram before the state will consider granting a license. Vincent T. Davis, ExpressNews.com, "Former boxing champion born in San Antonio, still in fit form at 52, seeks one last fight," 3 Aug. 2020 Grassi's brainwaves, the scientists hooked him up to an electroencephalogram (EEG) helmet that uses electrodes to take measurements. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "This Formula E Champ's Brain Waves Could Change Self-Driving Cars," 21 July 2020 In Dallas, Anissa underwent tests including an electroencephalogram and was told to return in six months. Laurie Mcginley, Anchorage Daily News, "Medical research, clinical trials for most diseases take a hit amid pandemic panic," 5 June 2020 In tandem, their brain activity will be monitored through electroencephalograms. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "The Government Wants to Use Your Brainwaves to Train Swarms of Military Robots," 10 Feb. 2020 To evaluate how well these mature brain organoids modeled human brains, the researchers then compared the organoids’ brain waves to electroencephalograms (EEGs, brain scans) of premature babies. Thiago Arzua, Smithsonian, "Miniature Brains Recently Sent Out Brain Waves for the First Time," 13 Dec. 2019 Eye-opening jolts The researchers used a common, relatively easy-to-use test to assess brain activity: an electroencephalogram. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Who will wake up from a coma? Electrical jolts in the brain offer hints," 30 June 2019 External, non-invasive technologies like electroencephalograms (EEGs) or functional magnetic resonance imaging tend not to have the kinds of resolution—across the brain and over time—to do things like control a computer. Alex Davies, WIRED, "Here’s How Elon Musk Plans to Stitch a Computer into Your Brain," 17 July 2019 Doctors perform an ultrasound and electroencephalogram (EEG) to measure his brain wave patterns. Mark Curnutte, Cincinnati.com, "4 addresses in 4 months: This is what poverty looks like for this Cincinnati family," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of electroencephalogram

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Electroencephalogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electroencephalogram. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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Medical Definition of electroencephalogram

: the tracing of brain waves made by an electroencephalograph

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