median nerve

noun

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 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, "A Cheap Gaming Mouse Will Do Wonders for Your Wrist," 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, "Surgeons test-drive the amputation of the future with a mail-order limb, rerouted nerve, and prosthetic hand that grips like the real thing," 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, chicagotribune.com, "Using cannabis to relieve carpal tunnel syndrome," 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 NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. Brody Miller, nola.com, "LSU freshman Cole Henry left super regional with nerve issue, expected to be ready by fall," 11 June 2019 Doctors diagnosed the median nerve problem, and an MRI on Sunday showed no structural issues. Brody Miller, nola.com, "LSU freshman Cole Henry left super regional with nerve issue, expected to be ready by fall," 11 June 2019 Carpal tunnel occurs when the median nerve in the, well, carpal tunnel in your hand becomes compressed. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "The Right Way to Use Your Phone So You Don’t Wreck Your Body," 27 Sep. 2018

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1807, in the meaning defined above

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“Median nerve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/median%20nerve. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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median nerve

noun

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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