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Abrahams sign

Pronunciation: a'bra-hamz

Definition:

  1. earlier appreciation of abnormal pulmonary auscultatory signs over the distal clavicle than at the apex, suggesting apical tuberculosis.
  2. diminished percussive resonance over the pulmonary apex in advancing tuberculosis.
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