carpal tunnel syndrome

noun

Definition of carpal tunnel syndrome

:a condition caused by compression of a nerve where it passes through the wrist into the hand and characterized especially by weakness, pain, and disturbances of sensation in the hand and fingers

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First Known Use of carpal tunnel syndrome

1950


CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME Defined for English Language Learners

carpal tunnel syndrome

noun

Definition of carpal tunnel syndrome for English Language Learners

  • medical : a condition that causes pain and weakness in the wrist, hand, and fingers


Medical Dictionary

carpal tunnel syndrome

noun

medical Definition of carpal tunnel syndrome

:a condition caused by compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel and characterized especially by weakness, pain, and disturbances of sensation in the hand and fingers abbreviation CTS


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