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What is the kappa measurement? (p. 25)

The kappa measurement, or kappa statistic, is frequently used to test interrater reliability.
It was developed by Jacob Cohen in 1960, also called Cohen’s kappa.
(From Biochem Med (Zagreb). 2012 Oct; 22(3): 276–282. Published online 2012 Oct 15. PMCID: PMC3900052 Interrater reliability: the kappa statistic)

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What is meningismus? (p. 28)

A constellation of signs and symptoms (e.g., headache, neck stiffness) suggestive of meningitis, characterized by meningeal irritation without objective findings. Meningismus is more common in young patients with systemic infections.
(From http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary .com/meningismus)