Jolly's test

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Jolly's test is a medical test used to distinguish the muscle weakness found in myasthenia gravis and Eaton-Lambert syndrome. Jolly's test is a type of electromyography which uses repeated stimulation of motor nerves to demonstrate the fatiguability found with repeated muscle contraction which is seen in myasthenia but not Eaton-Lambert syndrome.[1]

The test is named after Friedrich Jolly.

External links[edit]

Jolly's myasthenic reaction at Who Named It?


  1. ^ Shin J. Oh. Clinical electromyography: Nerve Conduction Studies, page 20. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002. ISBN 978-0-7817-3681-7. Google books