Gower sign

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A clinical sign for the manner in which children with well-developed Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy (DMD) rise from a sitting to a standing position by grasping and pulling on body parts from the knees to hips until they are in an erect position

Gow·er sign

(gowĕr sīn)
Use of arms and hands to "climb up the thighs" in assuming an erect posture; indicative of proximal muscle weakness.