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1. in meningitis, on passive flexion of the leg on one side, a similar movement occurs in the opposite leg. Synonym(s): contralateral leg sign, contralateral reflex
2. in meningitis, involuntary flexion of the knees and hips following flexion of the neck while supine. Synonym(s): neck sign
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1. Passive flexion of one part following flexion of another.
2. Passive flexion of one leg, causing similar movement of the opposite leg.
See also: reflex
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