(redirected from Lhermitte's sign)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Lhermitte's sign: Uhthoff's phenomenon
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • all
  • noun
  • verb
  • adj
  • phrase

Synonyms for sign

Synonyms for sign

something visible or evident that gives grounds for believing in the existence or presence of something else

something that takes the place of words in communicating a thought or feeling

an expressive, meaningful bodily movement

a usually public posting that conveys a message

a conventional mark used in a writing system

a phenomenon that serves as a sign or warning of some future good or evil

to affix one's signature to

to make bodily motions so as to convey an idea or complement speech

sign on: to become a member of

sign over: to change the ownership of (property) by means of a legal document

sign up: to become a member of

Synonyms for sign

a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)


Related Words

structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted

(astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided

(medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease

having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges)

an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come

a gesture that is part of a sign language

a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified

a character indicating a relation between quantities

mark with one's signature

approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation

engage by written agreement

communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs

place signs, as along a road

communicate in sign language

make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection


used of the language of the deaf

References in periodicals archive ?
When the cervical segments are affected, equivalent symptomatology is observed in the upper limbs, and characteristic presence of Lhermitte's sign, manifested by the patient.
Acute nerve pain can include trigeminal neuralgia, a searing facial pain that can occur with MS; Lhermitte's sign, a shocking sensation that runs from the back of the head down the spine when the neck is bent; and stabbing eye pain possibly caused by optic neuritis.
On examination she had brisk reflexes, with positive Lhermitte's sign. She was a known patient of Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus.
Lhermitte's sign is a brief, stabbing, electric-shock-like sensation that runs from the back of the head down the spine, brought on by bending the neck forward.
Pins and needles that are made worse by flexing the neck are known as Lhermitte's sign and can be caused by a number of underlying problems including nerve abnormalities, arthritis of the neck and vitamin B12 deficiency.