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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
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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.
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