clenched fist sign



An indication of the pain of angina pectoris in which an individual presses a clenched fist against the chest as a means of showing its constricting, pressing quality.

Nearby words

  1. clementi, muzio,
  2. clementine,
  3. clementines,
  4. clemently,
  5. clench,
  6. clendinnen,
  7. cleo,
  8. cleobulus,
  9. cleoid,
  10. cleome

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