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Hill sign

Pronunciation: hil

Definition: in aortic insufficiency, greater systolic blood pressure in the legs than in the arms; normal arterial systolic pressure in the leg is 10–20 mmHg above that in the arm, whereas in aortic insufficiency the difference may be 60–100 mmHg.

Synonym(s): Hill phenomenon

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