wristdrop

wristdrop
wrist·drop (ristґdrop) a condition resulting from paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand and fingers. Called also carpoptosis and drop hand.

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  • wristdrop — /rist drop /, n. Pathol. paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand causing it to droop, due to injuries or some poisons, as lead or arsenic. Also, wrist drop. [1835 45; WRIST + DROP] * * * …   Universalium

  • wristdrop — n. partial paralysis of the hand (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wristdrop — wrist·drop …   English syllables

  • wristdrop — ˈris(t)ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand causing the hand to hang down at the wrist * * * /rist drop /, n. Pathol. paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand causing it to droop, due to injuries or some poisons, as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop hand — wristdrop …   Medical dictionary

  • wrist drop — paralysis of the muscles that raise the wrist, which is caused by damage to the radial nerve. This may result from compression of the nerve against the humerus in the upper arm or from selective damage to the nerve, which is a feature of lead… …   Medical dictionary

  • carpoptosis — car·pop·to·sis (kahr″pop toґsis) (kahr″po toґsis) [carpus + ptosis] wristdrop …   Medical dictionary

  • lead paralysis — paralysis caused by lead poisoning, with wristdrop due to a peripheral neuritis …   Medical dictionary

  • lead palsy — ˈled noun : localized paralysis caused by lead poisoning especially of the extensor muscles of the forearm leading to wristdrop …   Useful english dictionary

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