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Related to Beevor sign: abdominal reflex
1. when a patient with a spinal cord lesion in the lower thoracic region lies supine and attempts to flex the neck and upper trunk, the umbilicus moves cephalad, due to weakness of the lower abdominal muscles;
2. with functional limb disorders, the antagonist and the agonist muscles both contract on attempted movement.
Beevor signA clinical sign of uncertain utility described by Brtish neurologist Charles Edward Beevor (1853–1908), which dignifies the upper drift of the umbilicus that accompanies paralysis of the rectus abdominis muscle.
Bee·vor sign(bē'vŏr sīn)
With paralysis of the lower portions of the rectus abdominis muscles the umbilicus moves, upward.
Beevor,Charles E., English neurologist, 1854-1908.
Beevor sign - with paralysis of the lower portions of the recti abdominis muscles, the umbilicus moves upward.