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Meaning of carpal tunnel syndrome

car'pal tun'nel syn"drome

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— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. 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.
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