What is Kernig's sign?


( ′kər·nigz ′sin ) (medicine) In meningeal irritation, with the patient lying face up and the thigh flexed at the hip, the pain and spasm of the hamstring muscles when an attempt is made to completely extend the leg at the knee.
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ker'nig with the patient supine, and the thighs and knees flexed, the legs cannot be passively extended at the knees; a sign of meningeal irritation, specifically, involuntary contraction
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