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pain on palpation of the right subcostal area during inspiration frequently associated with acute cholecystitis.
Mur·phy sign(mŭr'fē sīn)
Pain on palpation of the right subcostal area during inspiration frequently associated with acute cholecystitis.
Pain on deep inspiration when an inflamed gallbladder is palpated under the rib cage.
See also: Murphy, John Benjamin
Murphy,John B., U.S. surgeon, 1857-1916.
Murphy bone lever
Murphy bone skid
Murphy button - mechanical device used for intestinal anastomosis.
Murphy drip - Synonym(s): proctoclysis
Murphy percussion - Synonym(s): piano percussion
Murphy sign - right upper quadrant pain on inspiration.
Murphy-Lane bone skid