Erb-Westphal sign

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Erb-West·phal sign

(erb vest'fahl sīn)
Abolition of the patellar tendon reflex, in tabes and certain other diseases of the spinal cord, and occasionally also in brain disease.
Synonym(s): Westphal sign.
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Wilhelm Heinrich, German neurologist, 1840-1921.
Duchenne-Erb paralysis - Synonym(s): Erb palsy
Duchenne-Erb syndrome - Synonym(s): Erb palsy
Erb atrophy - a form of progressive muscular atrophy in which the disease begins in the muscle and not in the spinal centers. Synonym(s): progressive muscular dystrophy
Erb disease - progressive weakness and atrophy of the muscles of the tongue, lips, palate, pharynx, and larynx, most often caused by motor neuron disease. Synonym(s): progressive bulbar paralysis
Erb formula - the portion of the brachial plexus that can be stimulated through intact skin.
Erb palsy - a type of brachial birth palsy in which there is paralysis of the muscles of the upper arm and shoulder girdle. Synonym(s): Duchenne-Erb paralysis; Duchenne-Erb syndrome; Erb-Duchenne paralysis; Erb paralysis
Erb paralysis - Synonym(s): Erb palsy
Erb sign - Synonym(s): Erb-Westphal sign
Erb spinal paralysis - chronic myelitis of syphilitic origin.
Erb-Charcot disease - a type of cerebral palsy. Synonym(s): spastic diplegia; spastic paraplegia
Erb-Duchenne paralysis - Synonym(s): Erb palsy
Erb-Goldflam disease - Synonym(s): Goldflam disease
Erb-Westphal sign - abolition of the patellar tendon reflex in certain diseases of the spinal cord and occasionally in brain disease. Synonym(s): Erb sign; Westphal-Erb sign; Westphal phenomenon; Westphal sign
Nievergelt-Erb syndrome - Synonym(s): Nievergelt syndrome
Westphal-Erb sign - Synonym(s): Erb-Westphal sign


Karl Freiderich Otto, German neuranatomist and psychiatrist, 1833-1890.
Edinger-Westphal nucleus - see under Edinger
Erb-Westphal sign - see under Erb
Strümpell-Westphal disease - Synonym(s): Wilson disease
Westphal ataxia - Synonym(s): Westphal-Leyden syndrome
Westphal disease - Synonym(s): Wilson disease
Westphal phenomenon - Synonym(s): Erb-Westphal sign
Westphal pseudosclerosis - Synonym(s): Wilson disease
Westphal pupillary reflex - Synonym(s): Piltz sign
Westphal sign - Synonym(s): Erb-Westphal sign
Westphal-Erb sign - Synonym(s): Erb-Westphal sign
Westphal-Leyden syndrome - absence of knee jerk reflex characteristic of neurosyphilitic disease. Synonym(s): Leyden ataxia; Westphal ataxia
Westphal-Piltz phenomenon - Synonym(s): Piltz sign
Westphal-Strümpell pseudosclerosis - Synonym(s): Wilson disease
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