Definition of Carpal tunnel

1. Noun. A passageway in the wrist through which nerves and the flexor muscles of the hands pass.




Definition of Carpal tunnel

1. Noun. (anatomy) 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. ¹

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Medical Definition of Carpal tunnel

1. The passageway deep to the transverse carpal ligament between tubercles of the scaphoid and trapezoid bones on the radial side and the pisiform and hook of the hamate on the ulnar side, through which the median nerve and the flexor tendons of the fingers and thumb pass; compression of the median nerve may occur here (carpal tunnel syndrome). Synonym: canalis carpi, carpal canal. (05 Mar 2000)

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