Gorlin sign

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In medicine, Gorlin sign is the ability to touch the tip of the nose with the tongue.[1] Approximately ten percent of the general population can perform this act, whereas fifty percent of people with the inherited connective tissue disorder, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, can. Not to be confused with Gorlin Syndrome; it is named for Robert J. Gorlin.[2]


  1. ^ Gorlin's sign - cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk.
  2. ^ doctor/358 at Who Named It?

External links[edit]

  • [1] DermAtlas (from Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions)