Chvostek sign


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Related to Chvostek sign: hypoparathyroidism, hypocalcemia

Chvos·tek sign

(kvos'tek),
facial irritability in tetany, unilateral spasm of the orbicularis oculi or oris muscle being excited by a slight tap over the facial nerve just anterior to the external auditory meatus.
Synonym(s): Weiss sign
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Chvostek sign

Neurology Unilateral spasm due to muscle tetany which is induced by tap over the facial nerve which occurs in severe hypocalcemia
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Chvos·tek sign

(kvos'tek sīn)
Facial irritability in latent tetany, unilateral spasm of the orbicularis oculi or orbicularis oris muscle being excited by a slight tap over the facial nerve just anterior to the external auditory meatus.
Synonym(s): Weiss sign.
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Chvostek,

Franz, Austrian surgeon, 1834-1884.
Chvostek sign - facial irritability in tetany, unilateral spasm of the orbicularis oculi or oris muscle being excited by a slight tap over the facial nerve just anterior to the external auditory meatus. Synonym(s): Chvostek tremor; Schultze-Chvostek sign; Schultze sign; Weiss sign
Chvostek tremor - Synonym(s): Chvostek sign
Schultze-Chvostek sign - Synonym(s): Chvostek sign

Schultze,

Friedrich, German physician, 1848-1934.
Schultze sign - Synonym(s): Chvostek sign
Schultze-Chvostek sign - Synonym(s): Chvostek sign
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Chvos·tek sign

(kvos'tek sīn)
Facial irritability in tetany with unilateral spasm of the orbicularis oculi or oris muscle elicited by slight tap over facial nerve just anterior to external auditory meatus.
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