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wristdrop

or wrist-drop

[ rist-drop ]
/ ˈrɪstˌdrɒp /
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noun Pathology.

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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British Dictionary definitions for wristdrop

wrist-drop

noun

paralysis of the extensor muscles of the wrist and fingers
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Medical definitions for wristdrop

wrist-drop

n.

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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