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carpal British & World English

Relating to the bones forming the human carpus (wrist), or to their equivalent in an animal’s forelimb

carpal tunnel British & World English

A space between the carpal bones and the transverse carpal ligament on the palmar aspect of the wrist, through which pass the median nerve and the flexor tendons of the fingers and thumb.

carpal tunnel syndrome British & World English

A painful condition of the hand and fingers caused by compression of a major nerve where it passes over the carpal bones through a passage at the front of the wrist. It may be caused by continual repetitive movements or by fluid retention

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