thenar eminence


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the·nar em·i·nence

[TA]
the fleshy mass on the lateral side of the palm; the radial palm; the ball of the thumb.

thenar eminence

Etymology: Gk, thenar, palm of the hand; L, eminentia, projection
a raised fleshy area on the palm of the hand near the base of the thumb.
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Thenar eminence

the·nar em·i·nence

(thē'nahr em'i-nĕns) [TA]
The fleshy mass on the lateral side of the palm; the radial palm; the ball of the thumb.
Synonym(s): thenar (1) .

thenar eminence

The fleshy, muscular mass on the palm at the base of the thumb.
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High resolution of right hand performed with 5-17MHz linear transducer shows soft tissue swelling involving thenar eminence and thumb.
On examination he had palpable thickening over the flexor pollicus longus in the thenar eminence.
Disadvantages include not visualizing the radial artery during trapeziectomy and an incision on the glabrous skin of the thenar eminence can develop a tender or hypertrophic scar.
Data from the study show that local tissue oxygen saturation (StO2) measured noninvasively on the thenar eminence (the muscle at the base of the thumb) is a statistically significant indicator of hypoperfusion (inadequate blood flow) in trauma patients.
Majority of the tendinous fibers were inserted into the thenar eminence and few medial fibers were inserted into palmar aponeurosis.