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Carpal tunnel syndrome

Synonym(s)

  • median nerve compression
  • median nerve entrapment

Definition(s)

A condition caused by compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel and characterized especially by weakness, pain, and disturbances of sensation in the hand and fingers -- abbreviation CTS.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: August 18, 2014