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Related to wrist drop: claw hand, Saturday night palsy
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
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.