Definition of Nodes, Osler's

Nodes, Osler's: A diagnostic sign of bacterial infection of the heart (subacute bacterial endocarditis). These are small (the size of split peas), tender, transient nodules in the pads of fingers and toes and the palms and soles. Named for the Canadian-born physician Sir William Osler (1849-1919).


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