clubbing of the digits

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clubbing of the digits

; clubbed nails; Hippocratic nails; acropachy broadened and spatulate digital tips (fingers and toes), with increased nail curvature both from side to side and from anterior to posterior (Lovibond's angle >180°); occurs idiopathically (autosomal-dominant condition); characteristic of chronic diseases of organs subserved by vagus nerve (cranial nerve X), e.g. chronic lung, gut or cardiac disease, and thyrotoxicosis
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His grip was strong, despite the clubbed nails and liver spots.
Lung disease is present in 80 per cent of people with clubbed nails.
Other signs of degeneration are clubbed nails, which cause the fingertips to seem bulbous.