Kernig sign

noun
Ker·​nig sign | \ ˈker-nig- How to pronounce Kernig sign (audio) \
variants: or Kernig's sign \ ˈker-​nigz-​ How to pronounce Kernig's sign (audio) \

Medical 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

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