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Lhermitte sign

Pronunciation: lar-met'

Definition: electriclike sensations shooting down the back and limbs when the neck is flexed (actively or passively) and sometimes when it is rotated; due to a cervical cord lesion; most often identified with multiple sclerosis.

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