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paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand and fingers; it may be due to metallic poisoning.
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wristdropNeurology A condition caused by partial or complete paralysis of wrist extensors, a manifestation of peripheral neuropathy accompanied by a loss of acral motor activity Etiology Amyloidosis, Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome, collagen vascular diseases, diabetic mononeuropathy, lead poisoning, severe vitamin B12 deficiency. See Footdrop.
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