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Romberg sign

Pronunciation: rom'berg

Definition: when a patient, standing with feet approximated, becomes unsteady or much more unsteady with eyes closed. Open, it is a sign of proprioception loss.

Synonym(s): Romberg test, rombergism, station test

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