Trousseau's sign

Trousseau's sign
spasmodic contractions of muscles, especially the muscles of mastication, in response to nerve stimulation (e.g. by tapping). It is a characteristic sign of hypocalcaemia (see tetany).
A. Trousseau (1801-67), French physician

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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