carpal tunnel syndrome

noun Pathology.
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.
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carpal tunnel syndrome
 
n
a condition characterized by pain and tingling in the fingers, caused by pressure on a nerve as it passes under the ligament situated across the front of the wrist

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carpal tunnel syndrome
by 1970, from carpal tunnel, tunnel-like passage that carries nerves through the wrist, from carpal (1743), Mod.L., from L. carpalis, from carpus "wrist."
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carpal tunnel syndrome n.
Chronic pain and paresthesia in the hand in the area of distribution of the median nerve, caused by compression of the median nerve by fibers of the flexor retinaculum and associated with repetitive motion, as in typing or playing a musical instrument.

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carpal tunnel syndrome  
Chronic pain, numbness, or tingling in the hand, caused by compression of the median nerve in the wrist. It can be caused by repetitive bending and extension of the wrist, as in keyboarding, or by medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.
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carpal tunnel syndrome definition


A repetitive stress injury to the wrist and hands often caused by typing on an ergonomically unsound keyboard. In this case, pain is thought to occur when swelling and scarring from the repetitive motion of typing compresses the nerves in the wrist. It is an example of an occupational disease.

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carpal tunnel syndrome definition


overuse strain injury

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Example sentences
Carpal tunnel syndrome may occur as an early or late complication of the injury.
Because many factors can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome, there is no
  single mode of prevention.
It is critical to begin treating early phases of carpal tunnel syndrome before
  the damage progresses.
Muscle cramps are common, and carpal tunnel syndrome or symptoms similar to
  arthritis sometimes develop.
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