Amoss sign


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Amoss sign

(ām′ŏs)
[Harold L. Amoss, U.S. pathologist, 1886–1956]
A physical finding in spinal pain or meningitis, in which the patient sits up from a supine position by supporting himself with his arms placed behind him.

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Harold Lindsay, U.S. physician, 1886-1956.
Amoss sign - in painful flexion of the spine, it is necessary to support a sitting position by extending the arms behind the torso with the weight placed on the hands.