Chvostek's sign

noun
Chvos·​tek's sign | \ (ḵə-)ˌvȯs-ˌtek(s)- How to pronounce Chvostek's sign (audio) \
variants: or Chvostek sign \ (ḵə-​)ˌvȯs-​ˌtek-​ How to pronounce Chvostek sign (audio) \

Medical Definition of Chvostek's 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Chvostek%27s%20sign. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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