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Tinel's sign

noun Ti·nel's sign \ ti-ˈnelz- \

medical Definition of Tinel's sign

:a tingling sensation felt in the distal portion of a limb upon percussion of the skin over a regenerating nerve in the limb

Biographical Note for tinel's sign

  • Tinel \tē-nel\, Jules (1879–1952), French neurologist. In 1916 Tinel published a study of the effect of gunshot wounds on nerves. The work included a discussion of Tinel's sign.

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