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paradoxic rise in the jugular venous pressure on inspiration in constrictive pericarditis or chronic obstructive airways disease.
Kussmaul signH&PE A paradoxic ↑ in jugular venous distension when Pt inhale. Cf Cardiac tamponade.
Kuss·maul sign(kūs'mowl sīn)
In constrictive pericarditis, a paradoxic increase in venous distention and pressure or failure to collapse during inspiration; seen occasionally in effusive-constrictive pericarditis when tamponading pericardial fluid overlies a constricting epicarditis.
Kussmaul,Adolph, German physician, 1822-1902.
Kussmaul aphasia - mutism in psychosis.
Kussmaul coma - Synonym(s): diabetic coma
Kussmaul disease - segmental inflammation, with infiltration by eosinophils, and necrosis of medium-sized or small arteries. Synonym(s): polyarteritis nodosa
Kussmaul paradoxical pulse
Kussmaul pulse - reduction or disappearance of the pulse during inspiration.
Kussmaul respiration - deep, rapid respiration characteristic of diabetic or other causes of acidosis. Synonym(s): Kussmaul-Kien respiration
Kussmaul sign - in constrictive pericarditis, a paradoxical increase in venous distention and pressure during inspiration. Synonym(s): Kussmaul symptom
Kussmaul symptom - Synonym(s): Kussmaul sign
Kussmaul-Kien respiration - Synonym(s): Kussmaul respiration