Wrist drop


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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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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