Abadie's sign of exophthalmic goiter

[ ăb′ə-dēz, ä-bə- ]

n.

Spasm of the elevator muscle of the upper eyelid seen in Graves' disease as well as normally as a result of tension or fatigue.

Nearby words

  1. abinoam,
  2. abiogenesis,
  3. abiogenic,
  4. abiological,
  5. abiosis,
  6. abiotic factor,
  7. abiotrophy,
  8. abirritant,
  9. abirritate,
  10. abirritation


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