median nerve


Definition of median nerve

: a nerve that arises by two roots from the brachial plexus and passes down the middle of the front of the arm

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Recent Examples on the Web Carpal tunnel syndrome is the compression of the median nerve within a tunnel of bones and connective tissue in the wrist, causing symptoms of numbness, pain and weakness. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 20 Oct. 2021 In carpal tunnel syndrome, the median nerve in the wrist is compressed, and most people note numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, middle and sometimes ring fingers. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 19 May 2021 Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the median nerve in the wrist is compressed by excess pressure in a tunnel of bone and connective tissue. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 29 Mar. 2021 Carpal tunnel is a condition caused by the swelling of the wrist’s median nerve and is often the result of making the same wrist movements over and over, day in and day out. Matt Jancer, Wired, 19 Apr. 2020 To a soundtrack of energetic pop standards, the surgeons removed layer after layer of tissue to expose the median nerve’s motor branch and the FCR muscle below the elbow. STAT, 12 Dec. 2019 The carpal tunnel is a thin tube in your wrist, pretty much from elbow to palm of the hand, that houses the median nerve, which becomes inflamed when the syndrome kicks in. Mary Schumacher,, 20 Sep. 2019 The issue came from a buildup of scar tissue trapping and squeezing the median nerve running from Henry’s neck to his fingers along his throwing arm causing it to misfire, his father Jeff Henry told | The Times-Picayune. Brody Miller,, 11 June 2019 Doctors diagnosed the median nerve problem, and an MRI on Sunday showed no structural issues. Brody Miller,, 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of median nerve

1807, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of median nerve was in 1807

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2 Nov 2021

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“Median nerve.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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Medical Definition of median nerve

: a nerve that arises by two roots from the brachial plexus and passes down the middle of the front of the arm

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