wrist-drop

wristdrop

[rist-drop]
noun Pathology.
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.


Origin:
1835–45; wrist + drop

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wrist-drop
 
n
paralysis of the extensor muscles of the wrist and fingers

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wrist-drop n.
Paralysis of the extensor muscles of the wrist and fingers causing the hand to hang down at the wrist. Also called carpoptosis, drop hand.

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