carpal bones

carpal bones
ossa carpi; see under os.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Carpal tunnel syndrome — Classification and external resources Transverse section at the wrist. The median nerve is colored yellow. The carpal tunnel consists of the bones and flexor retinaculum. ICD 1 …   Wikipedia

  • carpal tunnel — n a passage between the flexor retinaculum of the hand and the carpal bones that is sometimes a site of compression of the median nerve * * * the space between the carpal bones of the wrist and the connective tissue (retinaculum) over the flexor… …   Medical dictionary

  • carpal tunnel syndrome — Pathol. a common disorder of the wrist and hand characterized by pain, tingling, and muscular weakness, caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist area and often associated with trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, or edema of pregnancy. * * *… …   Universalium

  • Carpal bone — One of the wrist bones. There are eight carpal bones that are arranged in two rows. The carpal bones articulate (come together to form a joint) proximally (on their near ends) with the long bones of the forearm the radius and, indirectly, with… …   Medical dictionary

  • Carpal tunnel — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = canalis carpi GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Caption2 = Transverse section across the wrist and digits. (The median nerve is the yellow dot near the center. The carpal tunnel is not labeled, but the… …   Wikipedia

  • carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) — Painful condition caused by repetitive stress to the wrist over time. The median nerve and the tendons that bend the fingers pass through the carpal tunnel on the inner side of the wrist, between the wrist (carpal) bones on three sides and a… …   Universalium

  • carpal sulcus — sulcus carpi [TA] carpal groove: a broad deep groove on the palmar surface of the carpal bones, which transmits the flexor tendons and the median nerve into the palm of the hand …   Medical dictionary

  • carpal tunnel syndrome — noun a painful condition of the hand and fingers caused by compression of a major nerve where it passes over the carpal bones …   English new terms dictionary

  • carpal tunnel — the space between the carpal bones of the wrist and the connective tissue (retinaculum) over the flexor tendons. It contains the flexor tendons and the median nerve …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • carpal tunnel — noun a passageway in the wrist through which nerves and the flexor muscles of the hands pass • Hypernyms: ↑passage, ↑passageway • Part Holonyms: ↑wrist, ↑carpus, ↑wrist joint, ↑radiocarpal joint, ↑articulatio radiocarpea …   Useful english dictionary

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