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wristdrop

or wrist-drop

[rist-drop] /ˈrɪstˌdrɒp/
noun, Pathology.
1.
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
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; wrist + drop
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wrist-drop

noun
1.
paralysis of the extensor muscles of the wrist and fingers
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wrist-drop in Medicine

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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