hypothenar eminence


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hy·po·the·nar em·i·nence

[TA]
the fleshy mass at the medial side of the palm.

hypothenar eminence

[hīpoth′ənär, hī′pōthē′när]
Etymology: Gk, hypo + thenar, palm
a fleshy pad on the ulnar side of the palm of the hand.

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) .

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).
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Occasionally, these neurologic symptoms may be accompanied by atrophy of the hypothenar eminence and adductor pollicis, claw hand presentation, and pain or tenderness, however these are not always present.
Sensory loss (paraesthesia, numbness or tingling) over the hypothenar eminence and palmar aspect of the fifth digit and ulnar half of the fourth digit may be mapped out.