thoracic outlet syndrome


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thoracic outlet syndrome

n.
Any of several syndromes in which blood vessels or nerves are compressed, usually by an overlying muscle, as they pass from the neck region to the arm, causing pain, numbness, and weakness of the arm and hand.
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Noun1.thoracic outlet syndrome - tingling sensations in the fingers; caused by compression on a nerve supplying the arm
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
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