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Medical Term:

Brudzinski sign

Pronunciation: bru-jin'ske


  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

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