spasmodic, painful contractions of the muscles of the thumb, forefinger, and forearm during writing.
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British Dictionary definitions for writer's cramp
a muscular spasm or temporary paralysis of the muscles of the thumb and first two fingers caused by prolonged writing
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Medicine definitions for writer's cramp
[ rī′tərz ]
A cramp or spasm of the muscles of the fingers, hand, and forearm during writing.
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