Stern posture

Stern pos·ture

(stĕrn),
a supine position with the head extended and lowered over the end of the table, by which the murmur is developed or made more distinct in cases of tricuspid insufficiency.

Stern pos·ture

(stĕrn pos'chŭr)
A supine position with the head extended and lowered over the end of the table, by which the murmur is developed or made more distinct in cases of tricuspid insufficiency.

Stern,

Heinrich, U.S. physician, 1868-1918.
Stern posture - supine position, with the head extended and lowered over the end of the table.
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