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Murphy's sign

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A sign of inflammation of the gallbladder. When the gallbladder is palpated by pressing the fingers under the rib cage, deep inspiration causes pain and there is inability to take a deep breath because the gallbladder is forced down to touch the fingers.


  • J. B. Murphy:
    Five diagnosis methods of John B. Murphy.
    Surgical clinics of J. B. Murphy, 1912, 1: 459-466.

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