KERNIG'S SIGN

a diagnostic sign for meningitis. The test is positive if flexing the thigh at the hip while extending the leg at the knee results in resistance and pain.

KERNIG'S SIGN: "Kernig's Sign is a reflex actionfound by Vladimir Michailovich Kernig 1840-1917 Russian physician."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "KERNIG'S SIGN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/kernigs-sign/ (accessed September 24, 2018).
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