carpal tunnel syndrome

(redirected from median nerve dysfunction)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

carpal tunnel syndrome

n.
A condition characterized by pain and numbing or tingling sensations in the hand and caused by compression of a nerve in the carpal tunnel at the wrist.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

carpal tunnel syndrome

n
(Pathology) a condition characterized by pain and tingling in the fingers, caused by pressure on a nerve as it passes under the ligament situated across the front of the wrist
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

car′pal tun′nel syn`drome


n.
a disorder of the hand characterized by pain, weakness, and numbness in the thumb and other fingers, caused by an inflamed ligament that presses on a nerve in the wrist.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

carpal tunnel syndrome

Pain, numbness, or tingling in the hand, caused by compression of a nerve in the wrist. The syndrome is usually caused by excessive repetition of specific motions of the wrist and fingers, such as typing at a computer keyboard.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

carpal tunnel syndrome

- Describes a compression of a nerve over the carpal bones (eight small bones of the wrist) through a passage (tunnel) at the front of the wrist.
See also related terms for nerve.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

carpal tunnel syndrome

A condition characterized by pain and tingling, or numbness, in the thumb and fingers. It can affect either or both hands. The cause is unknown, although it is known to result from pressure on the median nerve in the wrist.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carpal tunnel syndrome - a painful disorder caused by compression of a nerve in the carpal tunnel; characterized by discomfort and weakness in the hands and fingers and by sensations of tingling, burning or numbness
nerve entrapment - repeated and long-term nerve compression (usually in nerves near joints that are subject to inflammation or swelling)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

carpal tunnel syndrome

n (Med) → Karpaltunnelsyndrom nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

car·pal tun·nel syn·drome

[MIM*115430]
n. síndrome del túnel carpiano, manifestado por dolor en la mano localizado en la media del nervio del túnel carpiano.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Moreover, progressive median nerve dysfunction convinced us to urgent open reduction surgery.
Two subjects had continuing subjective complaints of a right median nerve dysfunction (subject 5) and a left ulnar and median nerve function (subject 12).