encephalography

encephalography
Obsolete technique of radiographic representation of the brain. See pneumoencephalography. [encephalo- + G. grapho, to write]
- gamma e. imaging of the encephalon by the administration of small amounts of gamma-emitting radiopharmaceuticals; term may be used to refer to any number of particular studies ( e.g., cerebral perfusion scintigraphy, cerebral neuroreceptor imaging) depending on the radiopharmaceutical used.

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en·ceph·a·log·ra·phy in-.sef-ə-'läg-rə-fē n, pl -phies radiography of the brain after the cerebrospinal fluid has been replaced by a gas (as air)
en·ceph·a·lo·graph·ic -lə-'graf-ik adj
en·ceph·a·lo·graph·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv

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n.
any of various techniques for recording the structure of the brain or the activity of the brain cells. Examples are echoencephalography, electroencephalography, and pneumoencephalography.

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en·ceph·a·log·ra·phy (en-sef″ə-logґrə-fe) [encephalo- + -graphy] radiography demonstrating the intracranial fluid-containing spaces after the withdrawal of cerebrospinal fluid and introduction of air or other gas; it includes pneumoencephalography and ventriculography.

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