dominant hand


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dominant hand

In American Sign Language, the hand that moves during the formation of a sign.
Synonym: preferred hand
See also: hand

dom·i·nant hand

(domi-nănt hand)
Operant hand generally used for performing fine motor-skills tasks (e.g., writing, holding dental instruments).
Synonym(s): writing hand.
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Patients were asked to place the 25 small pegs into the 25 small holes as quickly as possible with the dominant hand.
Significant positive correlations were found between the GAT score and the duration of morning stiffness, VAS-pain during ADL, VAS-stiffness, finger flexion deficit of dominant hand, DAS28, HAQ, AIMS2 hand/finger function subscale, and DHI, (r=0.
Dominant hand reached higher muscle activation levels in all conditions.
Other surgeon specific characteristics were recorded including the dominant hand of surgical team members, role in the surgery, use of double gloving, and whether any glove punctures were detected by the surgical team members at the time of the surgery.
5) The dominant hand serves as the scaling hand, which holds many different instruments and moves in many directions.
An 8-mm assistant port is placed on the patient's side opposite the surgeon's dominant hand.
4 Motor Outcomes WRAVMA Pegboard, Standardized Scores Dominant Hand 307 111.
Brain research has confirmed that just as you have a dominant hand, eye, and even a dominant foot, you probably have a dominant side of your brain.
While symptoms involve both hands, the dominant hand is usually most severely affected.
Researcher Dr Ulrike Bayer said: "Right-handers usually perform better with their dominant hand compared with the left hand.
Eye strain * Problems with the surgeon's dominant hand * Neck, back and leg pain * Headaches * Finger calluses * Disc problems * Tennis elbow * Shoulder muscle spasm * Carpal tunnel syndrome