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Carnett sign

(kar″net′ )

[John Berton Carnett, 20th-cent. U.S. surgeon]
In evaluating a surgical abdomen, decreased abdominal tenderness to palpation after the supine patient elevates his or her head from the bed. The sign indicates that acute abdominal pain originates in the rectus muscle sheath rather than the peritoneum.

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Carnett Sign." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730342/all/Carnett_sign.
Carnett sign. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730342/all/Carnett_sign. Accessed July 15, 2019.
Carnett sign. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730342/all/Carnett_sign
Carnett Sign [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 15]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730342/all/Carnett_sign.
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