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thumb

 [thum]
the radial or first digit of the hand; it has only two phalanges and is apposable to the four fingers of the hand.
tennis thumb tendinitis of the tendon of the long flexor muscle of the thumb, with calcification.

thumb

(thŭmb), [TA]
The first digit on the radial side of the hand.
Synonym(s): pollex [TA], digitus (manus) primus [I] [I]* ☆ , first finger
[A.S. thuma]

thumb

(thum) the radial or first digit of the hand.
tennis thumb  tendinitis of the tendon of the long flexor muscle of the thumb, with calcification.

thumb

(thŭm)
n.
a. The short thick digit of the human hand, next to the index finger and opposable to each of the other four digits.
b. A corresponding digit in other animals, especially primates. Also called pollex.
v. thumbed, thumbing, thumbs

thumb

[thum]
Etymology: AS, thuma
the first, most lateral digit on the radial side of the hand, classified by most anatomists as one of the fingers because its metacarpal bone ossifies in the same manner as those of the phalanges. Other anatomists classify the thumb separately, noting that it has a much different articulation with the metacarpal bone (a saddle joint) and is composed of one metacarpal bone and only two phalanges. The nerves that innervate the various muscles controlling the thumb include branches of the radial nerve, branches of the median nerve, and the deep palmar branch of the ulnar nerve.
Anatomy Pollex The first digit of the hand, which has 2 phalanges; it is required for a prehensile grip
Anthropology See Rule of thumb
Drug slang A regional term for marijuana

thumb

See Bowler's thumb, Gamekeeper's thumb, Harp player's thumb, Hitch-hiker's thumb, Skier's thumb, Trigger thumb.

thumb

(thŭm) [TA]
The first digit on the radial side of the hand.
Synonym(s): pollex [TA] .
[A.S. thuma]

thumb

the radial or first digit of the hand; it has only two phalanges and is apposable to the four fingers of the hand. It is present in primates and a few other arborial (scansorial) animals.

Patient discussion about thumb

Q. What does thumb or finger sucking mean in ADULTS? People watch the unusual behavior of a person and decide their disorder. I strongly agree, but here is a critical question for you all. What does thumb or finger sucking mean in ADULTS?

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The thumb is sort of what makes us human because it gives one of our key human functions, which is opposition," Dr.
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Plain radiographs (Figure 2(a)) revealed a large, partially calcified mass arising from the thumb metacarpal.
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Congenital hypoplasia of first digital ray (OMIM188100) is a rare situation of underdeveloped thumb and is characterized by varying degrees of incompletely developed first digital ray contracted first web space unstable metacarpophalangeal joint and thenar weakness.
If you experience moderate pain in your thumb, consider a splint made of neoprene, fabric with rigid stays, or molded plastic that surrounds the thumb.
Patient was put on anti-inflammatory drugs for 5 days and thumb spica splint with metacarpophalangeal joint at 300 flexion for three weeks.