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white line

a pale streak appearing within 30-60 seconds after the skin is stroked with a fingernail, and lasting for several minutes; regarded as a sign of diminished arterial tension. Synonym(s): Sergent white line
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white line

(wīt līn)
1. Synonym(s): linea alba.
2. A pale streak appearing within 30-60 seconds after stroking of the skin with a fingernail, and lasting for several minutes; regarded as a sign of diminished arterial tension.
Synonym(s): Sergent white line.
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Sergent,

Emile, French physician, 1867-1943.
Bernard-Sergent syndrome - Synonym(s): acute adrenocortical insufficiency
Sergent white line - a pale streak appearing within 30 to 60 seconds after stroking the skin with a fingernail and lasting for several minutes, a sign of diminished arterial tension. Synonym(s): white line
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