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erb-westphal sign in Medicine

Erb-Westphal sign

  1. An indication of tabes and certain other spinal cord diseases and, occasionally, of brain disease in which the patellar tendon reflex is absent.Erb's sign Westphal-Erb sign Westphal's sign
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