Skip to Content
Medical Term:

Brudzinski sign

Pronunciation: brū-jin′skē


  1. in meningitis, on passive flexion of the leg on one side, a similar movement occurs in the opposite leg.
  2. in meningitis, involuntary flexion of the knees and hips following flexion of the neck while supine.

Synonym(s): contralateral leg sign, contralateral reflex