hypothenar eminence


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hy·po·the·nar em·i·nence

[TA]
the fleshy mass at the medial side of the palm.
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hy·po·the·nar em·i·nence

(hī'pō-thē'năr em'i-nĕns) [TA]
The fleshy mass at the medial side of the palm.
Synonym(s): hypothenar (1) .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hypothenar eminence

The minor muscle bulk on the palm of the hand on the little finger side opposite the ball of the thumb (the THENAR eminence).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Chronic traumas to the hypothenar eminence in professionally predisposed individuals (drivers, mechanics, bricklayers, carpenters), or those engaged in a number of sports (such as golf, tennis, extreme martial arts, baseball in Anglo-Saxon countries) cause chronic pressure of the ulnar artery against the hamulus (uncinate process) of the hamate bone [2-4].
(6) The superficial ulnar nerve supplies sensation over the hypothenar eminence and through two common palmar digital nerves over the palmar aspect of the fifth finger and the adjacent sides of the fourth and fifth fingers.
The patients were all monitored with an electromyograph with recording electrodes over the hypothenar eminence. This appears to be the first clinical trial of a new relaxant that makes any reference to monitoring neuromuscular function.