Abadie sign


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1 Abadie sign

(ă-bad′ē)
[Jean Abadie, Fr. neurologist, 1873–1946]
In tabes dorsalis, insensibility to pressure over the Achilles tendon.

2 Abadie sign

(ă-bad′ē)
[Charles A. Abadie, Fr. ophthalmologist, 1842–1932]
In exophthalmic goiter, spasm of the levator palpebrae superioris.
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Abadie sign

A once classical indication of the syphilitic complication TABES DORSALIS. The patient is insensitive to tight squeezing of the Achilles tendon. (Joseph Louis Irénée Jean, 1873–1946. French surgeon,).
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