Trousseau's sign

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[A. Trousseau (1801–67), French physician] Spasmodic contraction of muscles, particularly the muscles of mastication in response to nerve stimulation such as tapping the surface. It is a characteristic sign of low blood calcium level.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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