wrist-drop

noun
\ -ˌdräp How to pronounce wrist-drop (audio) \

Medical Definition of wrist-drop

: paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand causing the hand to hang down at the wrist

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“Wrist-drop.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/wrist-drop. Accessed 8 Apr. 2020.

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