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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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try steaming a little spinach with a few leaves of garlic, and sitting this beneath a fillet of, say, plaice, topping the dish with a palmful of ice-white flowers and some fronds of chervil.
At meal times, eat like you are abroad - plenty of fresh vegetables or fruit, a fist-sized portion of protein (fish, seafood, lean meat, eggs, beans, soya, tofu) with a palmful of wholegrains (wholegrain rice, quinoa, oatcakes, bulgar wheat, wholemeal pasta, seeded wholemeal bread).
Honestly, it was the first day this year that I hadn't so much as slapped on a palmful of moisturiser, let alone mascara, eyeliner, lipstick or any of the other cosmetic aids strewn about my dressing-table top that I use to boost my confidence and stop me from frightening babies.
We need carbohydrates for energy but they should be wholegrain and no more than a palmful each meal.
Here are some suggestions – oatcakes and a scraping of peanut butter, a banana and a handful of seeds/nuts, chopped vegetables and a spoonful of hummus, a slice of wholemeal bread and half a slice of ham, a palmful of wholegrain rice and a quarter of a fillet of chicken, a small bowl of lentil soup, porridge and a couple of almonds, a handful of trail mix, yogurt and fruit.