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chvostek's sign

chvostek's sign in Medicine

Chvostek's sign Chvos·tek's sign (vô'stěks, KHə-vô'-)
An indication of tetany in which a unilateral spasm of the oris muscle is initiated by a slight tap over the facial nerve anterior to the external auditory canal.

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