thenar eminence


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the·nar em·i·nence

[TA]
the fleshy mass on the lateral side of the palm; the radial palm; the ball of the thumb.

thenar eminence

Etymology: Gk, thenar, palm of the hand; L, eminentia, projection
a raised fleshy area on the palm of the hand near the base of the thumb.
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Thenar eminence

the·nar em·i·nence

(thē'nahr em'i-nĕns) [TA]
The fleshy mass on the lateral side of the palm; the radial palm; the ball of the thumb.
Synonym(s): thenar (1) .

thenar eminence

The fleshy, muscular mass on the palm at the base of the thumb.
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This multi-site pilot study compares standard clinical laboratory hemoglobin levels pre- and post-transfusion to values obtained via a prototype near infrared spectrometer (NIRS) that employs experimental software to derive a peripheral hemoglobin concentration, or Tissue Hemoglobin Index (THI) at the thenar eminence (25) This pilot study seeks to collect preliminary data on the relationship between the two methodologies for the purpose of exploring the potential of MRS to perform additional non-invasive monitoring in the critically ill patient population.
If it does develop, capillary blood samples could be drawn from the thenar eminence, rather than the fingertips, they added.
The thenar eminence of the right hand is placed along the spine of the scapula with the thumb straight and pointing laterally.