thoracic outlet syndrome

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thoracic outlet syndrome n.
Compression of the brachial plexus and subclavian artery by attached muscles in the region of the first rib and the clavicle, characterized by pain in the arm, numbness in the fingers, and weakness in the hand muscles.

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