carpal tunnel


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carpal tunnel

n.
A passageway in the wrist through which nerves and the long tendons of the flexor muscles of the wrist and fingers pass.
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Noun1.carpal tunnel - a passageway in the wrist through which nerves and the flexor muscles of the hands pass
passageway, passage - a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages"
articulatio radiocarpea, carpus, radiocarpal joint, wrist, wrist joint - a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones
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The Supreme Court, in effect, answered no in the case of Ella Williams, an assembly-line worker with carpal tunnel syndrome ("Making the Supreme Decision," 10/1/01).
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Nurse Kambrowski's physician was of the opinion that no treatment other than bilateral surgeries for the nurse's work-related carpal tunnel surgeries would be of any value.
Abstract: This report describes the case of a 32-year-old male presenting with acute progressive bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome after a benign upper respiratory tract infection.
Repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful progressive condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist, are a factor among call center workers, who may sit at their computers for six or seven hours a day.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Relief--It is projected with the increased use of keyboards that more people (including CPAs) will suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome.
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