Tenderness

tenderness

The condition of being tender.

pencil tenderness, strictly localised tenderness, elicited by pressure with the rubber tip of a pencil, e.g., in cases of incomplete or subperiosteal fracture.

rebound tenderness, tenderness felt when pressure, particularly pressure on the abdomen, is suddenly released.

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