wristdrop


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wristdrop

 [rist´drop]
paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand and fingers; it may be due to metallic poisoning.

wristdrop

/wrist·drop/ (rist´drop) a condition resulting from paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand and fingers.

wristdrop

Etymology: AS, wrist + dropa
a condition caused by paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand and fingers or by injury of the radial nerve, resulting in inability to flex the wrist.
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Wristdrop

wristdrop

Neurology 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.