Abrahams sign

A·bra·hams sign

(ā'bră-hamz), an obsolete sign.
1. earlier appreciation of abnormal pulmonary auscultatory signs over the distal clavicle than at the apex, suggesting apical tuberculosis.
2. diminished percussive resonance over the pulmonary apex in advancing tuberculosis.


Robert, U.S. physician, 1861-1935.
Abrahams sign - rales and other adventitious sounds indicating progress from incipient to advanced tuberculosis.