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hand

 [hand]
the terminal part of the upper limb of a human or a nonhuman primate.
ape hand one with the thumb permanently extended.
cleft hand a malformation in which the division between the fingers extends into the metacarpus; also, a hand with the middle digits absent.
claw hand see clawhand.
drop hand wristdrop.
lobster-claw hand cleft hand.
obstetrician's hand the contraction of the hand in tetany; the hand is flexed at the wrist, the fingers are flexed at the metacarpophalangeal joints but extended at the interphalangeal joints, and the thumb is strongly flexed into the palm.
writing hand in Parkinson's disease, assumption of the position by which a pen is commonly held.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

Hand

(hand),
Alfred, U.S. pediatrician, 1868-1949. See: Hand-Schüller-Christian disease.

hand

(hand), [TA]
The portion of the upper limb distal to the radiocarpal joint, comprising the wrist, palm, and fingers.
Synonym(s): manus [TA], main
[A.S.]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hand

(hănd)
n.
a. The terminal part of the human arm located below the forearm, used for grasping and holding and consisting of the wrist, palm, four fingers, and an opposable thumb.
b. A homologous or similar part in other animals, as the terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates.

hand′er n.
hand′less adj.
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hand

The terminal part of the upper extremity, containing carpal and metacarpal bones and phalanges.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

hand

See Alien hand, Bayonet hand, Clawhand, Machinist's hand, Main-en-trident, Rosebud hand, Spade hand, Windmill hand.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hand

(hand) [TA]
The portion of the upper limb distal to the radiocarpal joint, comprising the wrist, palm, and fingers.
Synonym(s): manus [TA] .
[A.S.]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hand

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BONES OF HAND
The body part attached to the forearm at the wrist. It includes the wrist (carpus) with its eight bones, the metacarpus or body of the hand (ossa metacarpalia) having five bones, and the fingers (phalanges) with their 14 bones. In some occupations and recreational endeavors, workers use their hands as hammers, which may damage the ulnar nerve and artery, with consequent signs of ischemia and neuropathy. Synonym: manus See: illustration

anarchic hand

Alien limb phenomenon.

ape hand

A deformity of the hand in which the thumb is permanently extended, usually caused by a median nerve injury. Paralysis and atrophy of the thenar muscles result.

benediction hand

Condition of the hand in which there is flexion of some of the fingers, especially of the terminal phalanges. The hand at the wrist may be extended. The condition may be caused by paralysis of the ulnar and median nerves.

cleft hand

A bipartite hand resulting from failure of a digit and its corresponding metacarpal to develop.
Synonym: lobster-claw hand; split hand

diabetic hand

Stiffness and fibrotic contractures of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) and proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints in patients with advanced diabetes mellitus.

dominant hand

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

drop hand

Wrist drop.

functional position of hand

See: position

lobster-claw hand

Cleft hand.

obstetrician's hand

The position of the hand in tetany with extension at the metacarpophalangeal and the interphalangeal joints, and adduction of the thumb. It is named for the position of the obstetrician's hand during vaginal examination.

opera-glass hand

A deformity of the hand caused by chronic arthritis in which the phalanges appear to be telescoped into one another like an opera glass.

preferred hand

Dominant hand.

split hand

Cleft hand.

writing hand

A deformity of the hand in which the tips of the thumb and first finger are touching and the other fingers are flexed as if holding a writing instrument. This is seen in Parkinson's disease.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners

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The wealthy hand-to-mouth thus have consumption responses that, in many ways, are similar to those of the poor hand-to-mouth, yet they have demographic characteristics and portfolio compositions that resemble those of the non-hand-to-mouth.
The task is to break the "hand-to-mouth" sales pattern, to get away from the frenzy to make sales quotas.
Gerry Adams said the annual West Belfast Festival ran on a "hand-to-mouth" basis with organisers not knowing where funding will come from until it arrives.
Levels of pesticide metabolites in urine rose as the children passed 6 months, likely because their activity levels--especially hand-to-mouth behavior--increased as they grew older.
Allowing his dog to lick his face or open wounds is especially dangerous and so is hand-to-eye or hand-to-mouth contact.
Therefore, oral ingestion of dislodgeable arsenic via hand-to-mouth contact appears to he an important exposure pathway, and we agree with the authors when they recommend that children wash their hands after playing in CCA-treated playgrounds.
She's tough-talking, from revelations about their hand-to-mouth existence, to turning a blind eye to his many affairs, not to mention his habit of fathering children left, right and centre.
We did not monitor children's hand-to-mouth activity because this behavior has already been documented in the literature (Reed et al.
The club, formed in 1901, almost went out of business last season and have led a hand-to-mouth existence this term.
The concentration of lead in children's blood peaks at about age 2 years and then declines as hand-to-mouth activity tends to drop off.
Mr Hargreaves, while you enjoy your new-found fortune, spare a thought for your workforce, who are living the hand-to-mouth existence you tried so hard to leave behind.
Especially vexing was the possibility that children who contacted CCA-treated wood structures were, because of their propensity for hand-to-mouth contact, especially at risk for ingesting arsenic.