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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.

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.]

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.

hand

The terminal part of the upper extremity, containing carpal and metacarpal bones and phalanges.

hand

See Alien hand, Bayonet hand, Clawhand, Machinist's hand, Main-en-trident, Rosebud hand, Spade hand, Windmill hand.

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.]

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.

Patient discussion about hand

Q. why my hands are getting purple and freezing?

A. thank you, but these answers are not correct answers for my question

Q. Is it possible to have fibromyalgia in your feet and hands? Can you explain? I am very eager to know whether anybody is here with the symptoms of mine. My thumb hurts so much that it's difficult for me to write, and both my feet hurt when I put any weight on them. My hands and feet used to be the only parts of my body that didn't hurt. Is it possible to have fibromyalgia in your feet and hands? Can you explain?

A. Calcium/magnesium
kelp
cod liver oil
flax seed oil
raw apple cider vinegar
avoid highly process foods, especially white sugar and white flour

Q. Itches on hands when i go out in sun When go out and when sun rays fall on my hand at the end of the day it starts itching bady and it becoms sowlen. Can any one tell reason for this and a solution.

A. i don't use any lotion or creams. It happens only on my hands and only when sun rays fall on my hands. And small rashes also comes.

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In the medieval 'descent' myth known as The Handless Maiden, a miller makes a deal with the devil, trading what stands behind his mill for untold wealth.
For Bourgogne, this emasculation is personified by two older mentors--the handless grenadier on the bridge and a sympathetic old soldier named Eliot-whose advanced age and acute suffering during the Russian retreat represent the deterioration of Napoleon's older guard and the decline of what had once been the young, vibrant, and victorious Grande Armee.
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When married to Richard, she sees herself in the sculptures whose handless arms powerlessly melt into their torsos.
In A Soldier's Dream (1955), made three years after his return from Korea, the headless and mutilated body of a soldier hangs suspended from his handless arms.
Pratt seems to he measuring her life against those of beauticians, manicurists, cashiers, construction workers, gamblers, the jobless, even the handless. In "Chopping Peppers," her concluding poem, Pratt tells us what she is trying to do:
Speak, Lavinia, what accursed hand Hath made thee handless in thy father's sight?