Rosenbach, Ottomar

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Rosenbach, Ottomar

German physician, 1851–1907.

Rosenbach's sign

1. A fine, rapid tremor of the closed eyelids, seen in hyperthyroidism.
2. In functional disorders, the inability to obey a command to close the eyes.
3. The absence of an abdominal skin reflex in intestinal inflammation or hemiplegia.

Rosenbach's test

An obsolete test for bile in the urine.


Ottomar, German physician, 1851-1907.
Rosenbach disease - Synonym(s): (1) Heberden nodes; - (2) exostoses on the terminal phalanges of the fingers in osteoarthritis; a specific, usually self-limiting, cellulitis of the hand caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. Synonym(s): erysipeloid
Rosenbach law - (1) in affections of the nerve trunks or nerve centers, paralysis of the flexor muscles appears later than that of the extensors; (2) in case of abnormal stimulation of organs with rhythmical functional periodicity.
Rosenbach sign - loss of the abdominal reflex in cases of acute inflammation of the viscera.
Rosenbach test - for bile in the urine.
Rosenbach-Gmelin test - Synonym(s): Gmelin test