Erb-Westphal sign n.
An indication of tabes and certain other spinal cord diseases and, occasionally, of brain disease in which the patellar tendon reflex is absent. Also called Erb’s sign, Westphal-Erb sign, Westphal’s sign.
[erk-man-sha-tree-ahn] /ɛrk man ʃa triˈɑ̃/ noun 1. joint pen name of Émile Erckmann [ey-meel] /eɪˈmil/ (Show IPA) 1822–99, and Alexandre Chatrian [a-lek-sahn-druh] /a lɛkˈsɑ̃ drə/ (Show IPA) 1826–90, collaborating French novelists and dramatists.
European Research Consortium on Informatics and Mathematics. An association of European research organisations promoting cooperative research on key issues in Information Technology. (2000-12-30)
abbreviation 1. endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography ERCP abbr. endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography