Definition of Wrist. Meaning of Wrist. Synonyms of Wrist

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Definition of Wrist

Wrist
Wrist Wrist, n. [OE. wriste, wrist, AS. wrist; akin to OFries. wriust, LG. wrist, G. rist wrist, instep, Icel. rist instep, Dan. & Sw. vrist, and perhaps to E. writhe.] 1. (Anat.) The joint, or the region of the joint, between the hand and the arm; the carpus. See Carpus. He took me by the wrist, and held me hard. --Shak. 2. (Mach.) A stud or pin which forms a journal; -- also called wrist pin. Bridle wrist, the wrist of the left hand, in which a horseman holds the bridle. Wrist clonus. [NL. clonus, fr. Gr. ?. See Clonic.] (Med.) A series of quickly alternating movements of flexion and extension of the wrist, produced in some cases of nervous disease by suddenly bending the hand back upon the forearm. Wrist drop (Med.), paralysis of the extensor muscles of the hand, affecting the hand so that when an attempt is made to hold it out in line with the forearm with the palm down, the hand drops. It is chiefly due to plumbism. Called also hand drop. Wrist plate (Steam Engine), a swinging plate bearing two or more wrists, for operating the valves.

Meaning of Wrist from wikipedia

- In human anatomy, the wrist is variously defined as (1) the carpus or carpal bones, the complex of eight bones forming the proximal skeletal segment of...
- Wrist pain or open wrist is a type of syndrome that prevents the patient using their hand due to a painful wrist. The pain may be sharp, sometimes steadily...
- condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are pain, numbness and tingling...
- Teenage Wrist is an American alternative rock band from Los Angeles. In 2015, the band released their debut EP Dazed. In late 2017, they announced being...
- A wrist-guard is a device to protect the wrist. Wrist-guards are sold in skateboard, snowboard and sporting goods stores. They are worn also by people...
- others by Seiko during the 1980s, most notably the "RC Series". The RC-1000 Wrist Terminal was the first Seiko model to interface with a computer, and was...
- A wrist piercing is a piercing through the surface of the wrist, first po****rized by Jon Cobb in PFIQ. Wrist piercings are a type of surface piercing...
- Scaphoid lunate advanced collapse, also known as SLAC wrist, is a wrist in which the scapholunate ligament is ruptured. If the diagnosis is missed or...
- Wrist osteoarthritis is a group of mechanical abnormalities resulting in joint destruction, which can occur in the wrist. These abnormalities include degeneration...
- "Flick of the Wrist" is a song by the British rock band Queen, released as a double A-side with "Killer Queen" in the United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands...