wrist drop

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wrist drop

A condition in which the hand is flexed at the wrist and cannot be extended. It may be due to injury of the radial nerve or paralysis of the extensor muscles of the wrist and hand.
Synonym: drop hand
See also: drop

wrist drop,

n a condition caused by paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand and fingers or by injury of the radial nerve, resulting in flexion of the wrist.
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While I struggled to hear what he was saying, I saw his hand drop to the ground.
If a new product becomes suddenly cheaper, prices for the same product second hand drop at least equally sharply.
With the score two games all, Harris was love five down in the deciding fifth set but he fought back to five-all and produced an exquisite back hand drop off the back wall, a sensational shot which broke the heart of Evans.
A few precious minutes later, his hand drops, jaw tightens, and he looks up straight into the questioner's eyes.
Then came the Balearic buzz of Watch the Sun Come Up and the main set closer Won't Go Quietly, which features a most Streets-like gimmick when Example orders: "When my hand drops, let's see who can bounce the highest.
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Upper Hand drops back to the minimum trip - he has the make and shape of a sprinter - which is common with former winners.
On a pro-forma basis incorporating the transfer, days cash on hand drops to 251 and cash-to-debt slips to 221%; both of which remain considerably higher than Fitch's 2005 'AA' medians of 232 and 152%, respectively.