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.

Origin of wristdrop

First recorded in 1835–45; wrist + drop
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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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