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Medical Term:

Musset (de Musset) sign

Pronunciation: mu-sa' [de-mu-sa']

Definition: rhythmic bobbing or nodding of the head in synchrony with the heartbeat in aortic regurgitation and aortic aneurysm.

Synonym(s): bishop's nod, de Musset sign

[Alfred de Musset, French author, 1810–1857, who suffered from aortic regurgitation]

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