carpal tunnel syndrome
noun Date: 1954 a condition caused by compression of a nerve where it passes through the wrist into the hand and characterized especially by weakness, pain, and disturbances of sensation in the hand and fingers

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • carpal tunnel syndrome — a combination of paraesthesiae (pins and needles), numbness, and pain in the hand, usually affecting the thumb, index, and middle fingers. The symptoms are usually worse at night, and in longstanding cases there may be weakness of grip due to… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • carpal tunnel syndrome — noun a repetition strain disorder of the wrist and hand in which the lining or sheath of the median nerve becomes chronically inflamed as it passes through the carpal tunnel, thus subjecting the nerve to pressure and causing pain, tingling and… …   Australian English dictionary

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