Kernig sign


Ker·nig sign

noun \ˈker-nig-\

Definition of KERNIG SIGN

: an indication usually present in meningitis that consists of pain and resistance on attempting to extend the leg at the knee with the thigh flexed at the hip

Biographical Note for KERNIG SIGN

Kernig, Vladimir Mikhailovich (1840–1917), Russian physician. Kernig first described his sign for cerebrospinal meningitis in 1882. In 1907 he published a full description.

Variants of KERNIG SIGN

Ker·nig sign or Kernig's sign \ˈker-nigz-\

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up Kernig sign? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More