Wrist drop
Wrist Wrist, n. [OE. wriste, wrist, AS. wrist; akin to OFries. wriust, LG. wrist, G. rist wrist, instep, Icel. rist instep, Dan. & Sw. vrist, and perhaps to E. writhe.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Anat.) The joint, or the region of the joint, between the hand and the arm; the carpus. See {Carpus}. [1913 Webster]

He took me by the wrist, and held me hard. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mach.) A stud or pin which forms a journal; -- also called {wrist pin}. [1913 Webster]

{Bridle wrist}, the wrist of the left hand, in which a horseman holds the bridle.

{Wrist clonus}. [NL. clonus, fr. Gr. ?. See {Clonic}.] (Med.) A series of quickly alternating movements of flexion and extension of the wrist, produced in some cases of nervous disease by suddenly bending the hand back upon the forearm.

{Wrist drop} (Med.), paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand, affecting the hand so that when an attempt is made to hold it out in line with the forearm with the palm down, the hand drops. It is chiefly due to plumbism. Called also {hand drop}.

{Wrist plate} (Steam Engine), a swinging plate bearing two or more wrists, for operating the valves. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • wrist drop — noun Inability to extend the hand, often caused by lead poisoning • • • Main Entry: ↑wrist * * * wrist drop «RIHST DROP», noun, or wrist drop, a disorder characterized by the inability to extend the hand and fingers, usually caused by a paralysis …   Useful english dictionary

  • wrist-drop — «RIHST DROP», noun, or wrist drop, a disorder characterized by the inability to extend the hand and fingers, usually caused by a paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand. * * * n. paralysis of the muscles that normally raise the hand at the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wrist-drop — dräp n paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand causing the hand to hang down at the wrist …   Medical dictionary

  • Wrist drop — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = The suprascapular, axillary, and radial nerves. Width = 150 DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|M|21|3|m|20 ICD9 = ICD9|736.05 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = Wrist drop, also …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • wrist-drop — noun paralysis of the muscles which normally raise the hand at the wrist and extend the fingers …   English new terms 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… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • wrist drop — A paralysis evidenced by inability of the subject to extend his hand directly outward from the wrist …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • wrist drop — /ˈrɪst drɒp/ (say rist drop) noun paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand causing it to droop, due to injuries or some poisons, as lead or arsenic …   Australian English dictionary

  • Кисть Свисающая (Wrist Drop) — паралич мышц, разгибающих кисть; возникает в результате повреждения лучевого нерва вследствие его сдавления плечевой костью или из за поражения нерва при отравлениях свинцом. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

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