carpal tunnel

carpal tunnel
A fibro-osseous passageway on the palmar side of the wrist that connects the distal forearm to the middle compartment of the deep plane of the palm.

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  • carpal tunnel — n a passage between the flexor retinaculum of the hand and the carpal bones that is sometimes a site of compression of the median nerve * * * the space between the carpal bones of the wrist and the connective tissue (retinaculum) over the flexor… …   Medical dictionary

  • Carpal tunnel — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = canalis carpi GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Caption2 = Transverse section across the wrist and digits. (The median nerve is the yellow dot near the center. The carpal tunnel is not labeled, but the… …   Wikipedia

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome — Classification and external resources Transverse section at the wrist. The median nerve is colored yellow. The carpal tunnel consists of the bones and flexor retinaculum. ICD 1 …   Wikipedia

  • carpal tunnel syndrome — n a condition caused by compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel and characterized esp. by weakness, pain, and disturbances of sensation in the hand and fingers abbr. CTS * * * an entrapment neuropathy characterized by pain and… …   Medical dictionary

  • carpal tunnel syndrome — UK US noun [C] (also carpal tunnel) ► HR a medical condition causing pain and weakness in the hand and arm, caused by repeated pressure on a nerve in the wrist: »An assembly line worker who has carpal tunnel syndrome may be able to do certain… …   Financial and business terms

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome — Album par Kid Koala Sortie Février 2000 Durée 37:50 Genre Hip hop/Turntablism Producteur Bullfrog Label …   Wikipédia en Français

  • carpal tunnel syndrome — n. a medical condition that is characterized by pain, numbness, etc. in the wrist, palm, fingers, and thumb, usually caused by repetitive hand movement, as in typing or knitting, which swells the tissue surrounding the nerve in a tunnel like… …   English World dictionary

  • carpal tunnel syndrome — [n] wrist irritation repetitive motion disorder, repetitive motion injury, sensorimotor disorder; concept 306 …   New thesaurus

  • carpal tunnel syndrome — Pathol. a common disorder of the wrist and hand characterized by pain, tingling, and muscular weakness, caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist area and often associated with trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, or edema of pregnancy. * * *… …   Universalium

  • Carpal tunnel release — A surgical procedure to relieve pressure exerted on the median nerve within the carpal tunnel (the carpal tunnel syndrome). The median nerve is pinched in the wrist as it passes through the carpal tunnel. The buildup of scar tissue inside the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Type = Album Artist = Kid Koala Released = 22 February, 2000 Recorded = ? Genre = Turntable, Hip hop Length = 37:50 Label = Ninja Tune ZEN34 (LP) ZENCD034 (CD) Producer = ? Reviews = * Almost Cool… …   Wikipedia

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