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|(Med.) ||paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand, affecting the hand so that when an attempt is made to hold it out in line with the forearm with the palm down, the hand drops. It is chiefly due to plumbism. Called also hand drop.|
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It is a pure motor or predominantly motor axonal neuropathy characterized by wrist drop
and foot drop with minimal or no sensory loss which occurs 7-20 days after exposure to an OP agent.
Physical examination showed mild to moderate right wrist drop
but no mass, swelling or redness was observed.
In his right hand there was absorption of all the fingers and wrist drop