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n. pl. ul·nas or ul·nae (-nē)
1. The bone extending from the elbow to the wrist on the side opposite to the thumb in humans.
2. A corresponding bone in the forelimb of other vertebrates.

[Latin, elbow, forearm; see el- in Indo-European roots.]

ul′nar adj.
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Adj.1.ulnar - relating to or near the ulnaulnar - relating to or near the ulna  


a. ulnar, rel. al cúbito o a los nervios y arterias relacionados con éste;
___ nerve dysfunctiondisfunción del nervio ___.


adj cubital
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The radial artery is carefully retracted radially, while the tendons of the FCR and FPL are retracted ulnarly.
Approximately 10 cm proximal to the wrist crease, the dorsal sensory branch separates, leaving a sensory component radially and the motor component ulnarly.
The mechanism of injury is an excessive loading force applied to a dorsiflexed and ulnarly deviated wrist6.
The muscle belly was then retracted ulnarly to expose the pronator quadratus which was vestigial and predominantly tendinous.
1999), thus one would expect greater activity in the extensor carpi ulnaris, which acts to extend and ulnarly deviate the wrist.
When the ulnar styloid was fractured below its base, the distal ulna was approached either dorsally between the fifth (extensor digiti quinti) and sixth (extensor carpi ulnaris) extensor compartments, where access could be gained to the ulnar styloid and triangular fibrocartilage complex, or ulnarly between the extensor carpi ulnaris and flexor carpi ulnaris tendons.
The proximal V links the distal radius and ulna to the proximal carpal row and is made up of the long radiolunate ligament radially and the short radiolunate and ulnolunate ulnarly.
Also consistent with our earlier work is the observation that the left wrist was slightly more ulnarly deviated than the right wrist (14.
This is a thick and fibrous band that attaches to the scaphoid tuberosity and trapezium radially, and the pisiform and hook of the hamate ulnarly.
An incision is made extending over the thumb metacarpal along the radial insertion of the thenar muscles, curving proximally and ulnarly along the distal wrist crease to the FCR tendon.
These results agree with those of Hedge and Powers (1995), who found that participants ulnarly deviated their left wrists 2[degrees] more than their right wrists when they typed on conventional and chair-mounted keyboards.