Chvostek's sign


Chvos·​tek's sign (ḵə-)ˌvȯs-ˌtek(s)- How to pronounce Chvostek's sign (audio)
variants or Chvostek sign
: a twitch of the facial muscles following gentle tapping over the facial nerve in front of the ear that indicates hyperirritability of the facial nerve

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“Chvostek's sign.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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