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aftermovement

Pronunciation: af′ter-mūv′ment

Definition: Involuntary arm abduction that follows sustained isometric contraction of the deltoid and supraspinatus muscles (usually performed by pushing the upper extremity forcibly and against an immovable vertical surface while standing beside it).

Synonym(s): Kohnstamm phenomenon

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