Brudzinski sign


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Related to Brudzinski sign: Kernig's sign, Kernig sign

Brud·zin·ski sign

(brū-jin'skē),
1. in meningitis, on passive flexion of the leg on one side, a similar movement occurs in the opposite leg. Synonym(s): contralateral leg sign, contralateral reflex
2. in meningitis, involuntary flexion of the knees and hips following flexion of the neck while supine. Synonym(s): neck sign

Brudzinski sign

A physical sign of meningitis, which is evoked by either passive flexion of one leg, resulting in a similar movement on the opposite side, or if the neck is passively flexed and flexion occurring in the legs.

Brudzinski sign

Neurology A physical sign of meningitis, which is evoked by either passive flexion of one leg resulting in a similar movement on the opposite side, or if the neck is passively flexed, flexion occurring in the legs

Brud·zin·ski sign

(brū-jin'skē sīn)
1. In meningitis, on passive flexion of the leg on one side, a similar movement occurs in the opposite leg.
2. In meningitis, involuntary flexion of the knees and hips following flexion of the neck while supine.

Brudzinski,

Josef von, Polish physician, 1874-1917.
Brudzinski sign - neck or leg flexion tests for meningitis.