- paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand causing it to droop, due to injuries or some poisons, as lead or arsenic.
Origin of wristdrop
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Three weeks later, radial sensation returned; but the triceps was very weak, and wrist-drop was complete.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins
Weakness or paralysis of the extensors of the wrist and hand results, giving rise to the characteristic “wrist-drop.”
(b) A form of paralysis known as wrist-drop or lead-palsy occasionally affects the hands of the operatives.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
- paralysis of the extensor muscles of the wrist and fingers
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- Paralysis of the extensor muscles of the wrist and fingers causing the hand to hang down at the wrist.carpoptosis drop hand
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