accoucheur's hand

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accoucheur's hand ac·cou·cheur's hand (āk'ōō-shûrz', ä'kōō-)
n.
The position of the hand in tetany or in muscular dystrophy, in which the fingers are flexed at the metacarpophalangeal joints and extended at the phalangeal joints, with the thumb flexed and drawn into the palm. Also called obstetrical hand.

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