writer cramp

writer's cramp

spasmodic, painful contractions of the muscles of the thumb, forefinger, and forearm during writing.
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writer's cramp
a muscular spasm or temporary paralysis of the muscles of the thumb and first two fingers caused by prolonged writing

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writer's cramp writ·er's cramp (rī'tərz)
A cramp or spasm of the muscles of the fingers, hand, and forearm during writing.

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