thenar


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the·nar

 (thē′när′)
n.
The fleshy mass on the palm of the hand at the base of the thumb.
adj.
Of or relating to the thenar.

[Greek, palm of the hand.]

thenar

(ˈθiːnɑː) anatomy
n
1. (Anatomy) the palm of the hand
2. (Anatomy) the fleshy area of the palm at the base of the thumb
adj
(Anatomy) of or relating to the palm or the region at the base of the thumb
[C17: via New Latin from Greek; related to Old High German tenar palm of the hand]

the•nar

(ˈθi nɑr)

n.
1. the palm of the hand.
2. the fleshy prominence at the base of the thumb.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to the thenar.
[1665–75; < New Latin < Greek thénar palm, sole]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thenar - the fleshy area of the palm at the base of the thumb
region, area - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
palm, thenar - the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers
2.thenar - the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingersthenar - the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers
region, area - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
hand, manus, mitt, paw - the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
thenar - the fleshy area of the palm at the base of the thumb
Adj.1.thenar - of or relating to the palm of the hand or to the area at the base of the thumb
Translations

the·nar

a. tenar, rel. a la palma de la mano;
___ eminenceeminencia ___;
___ musclesmúsculos ___ -es.
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S90W was identified to cause AD-CMT2 in a Korean family, who presented predominant thenar muscle atrophy, frequent sensory disturbances, and pyramidal tract signs.
Electrodes are placed on either two digits or the thenar and hypothenar eminences of the palm.
8] In these patients, depression and anxiety were correlated with diminished sensation, hand weakness, thenar atrophy and hand pain.
Loss of control of the thenar muscles situated in the palm of the hand between thumb and index finger is generally one of the first signs of ALS.
An incision of 4 cm long, 2 mm ulnar to the thenar crease line and distal to the Kaplan oblique line was made.
Tardy median palsy, median neuritis, median thenar neuritis amenable to surgery.
A positive Tinel's sign (shooting pain into the hand when the median nerve in the wrist is percussed), a positive Phalen maneuver (numbness or pain, usually within one minute of full wrist flexion), or thenar muscle wasting are highly indicative of CTS (compression of the median nerve at the transverse carpal ligament in the carpal tunnel).
Similarly, both hands were malformed, laterally rotated, abducted, and parallel to the upper arm with bilateral absence of thenar fold (figure 1A).
Note hyperaemia (1st degree) of thenar area and presence of clear and haemorrhagic blisters (2nd and 3rd degree) on fingertips.
Patients were covered and care was taken that the skin temperature of the thenar region did not fall below 32degC.
Resurfacing glabrous skin defects in the hand: the thenar base donor site.
Simultaneously, surface temperature was determined by a sensor placed on the thenar eminence.