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Tinel sign

Pronunciation: te-nel'

Definition: a sensation of tingling, or of “pins and needles,” felt at the lesion site or more distally along the course of a nerve when the latter is percussed; indicates a partial lesion or early regeneration in the nerve.

Synonym(s): distal tingling on percussion

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