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Beevor sign

Pronunciation: be'vor

Definition:

  1. when a patient with a spinal cord lesion in the lower thoracic region lies supine and attempts to flex the neck and upper trunk, the umbilicus moves cephalad, due to weakness of the lower abdominal muscles;
  2. with functional limb disorders, the antagonist and the agonist muscles both contract on attempted movement.
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