brudzinski's sign

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Brudzinski's sign Bru·dzin·ski's sign (brōō-jĭn'skēz)
n.

  1. An indication of meningitis in which passive flexion of the leg on one side causes a similar movement in the opposite leg.

  2. Such an indication in which passive flexion of the neck causes flexion of the legs.

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