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wristdrop

or wrist-drop

[rist-drop]
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.
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Origin of wristdrop

First recorded in 1835–45; wrist + drop
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Historical Examples of wrist-drop

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for wrist-drop

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.
  1. 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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