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palm

 [pahm]
the hollow or flexor surface of the hand. adj., adj pal´mar.

palm

(pahlm), [TA]
The flat of the hand; the flexor or anterior surface of the hand, exclusive of the thumb and fingers; the opposite of the dorsum of the hand.
Synonym(s): palma [TA], palmar region
[L. palma]

palm

(pahm) the hollow or flexor surface of the hand.pal´mar

palm

(päm)
n.
a. The inner surface of the hand that extends from the wrist to the base of the fingers.
b. The similar part of the forefoot of a quadruped.

palm′ful′ n.

palm

[päm]
Etymology: L, palma
the flexor anterior surface of the hand, beyond the wrist to the base of the fingers, exclusive of the thumb and finger. palmar, adj.

palm

(pahlm) [TA]
The flat of the hand; the flexor or anterior surface of the hand, exclusive of the thumb and fingers; the opposite of the dorsum.
Synonym(s): palma [TA] .
[L. palma]

Patient discussion about palm

Q. when my aunt went through chemo (for colon cancer) her palms became VERY sensitive and had a burning feeling is there any way to prevent this from happening to my mom who is starting her chemo now? If not, what it the best treatment for it?

A. What you describe sounds like peripheral neuropathy, a well known side effect of platinum chemotherapy which is used for colon cancer. Several measures, including giving infusion of calcium and magnesium, and glutathione were found to reduce the rate of this complication, although further studies are necessary.

However, the information is only general advice, since I haven't examined your mother so if you have any questions about this subject, it may be wise to consult a doctor (e.g. oncologist).

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cancerchemotherapy.html

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