Klumpke's paralysis

noun

Klump·​ke's paralysis ˈklümp-kēz- How to pronounce Klumpke's paralysis (audio)
: atrophic paralysis of the forearm and the hand due to injury to the eighth cervical and first thoracic nerves

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“Klumpke's paralysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Klumpke%27s%20paralysis. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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