Anatomical snuffbox
: A hollow seen on the radial aspect (the thumbside) of the dorsum (the back) of the wrist when the thumb is extended fully. The reason that it is called the anatomical snuffbox is that snuff (powdered tobacco) could be put there and then inhaled.

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  • Snuffbox, anatomical — A hollow seen on the radial aspect (the thumbside) of the dorsum (the back) of the wrist when the thumb is extended fully. The reason that it is called the anatomical snuffbox is that snuff (powdered tobacco) could be put there and then inhaled …   Medical dictionary

  • List of anatomical topics — This page aims to list articles related to anatomy. This list is not necessarily complete or up to date if you see an article that should be here but isn t (or one that shouldn t be here but is), please update the page accordingly. NOTOC A… …   Wikipedia

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  • Snuff — Tobacco in the form of a powder that is inhaled into the nose, not smoked. Snuff and chewing tobacco are the two main forms of smokeless tobacco in use in the United States. Cancers of the oral cavity (i.e., the mouth, lip, and tongue) have been… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cheiralgia paresthetica — is a neuropathy of the hand generally caused by compression or trauma to the superficial branch of the radial nerve.[1] The area affected is typically on the back or side of the hand at the base of the thumb, near the anatomical snuffbox, but may …   Wikipedia

  • scaphoid fracture — a fracture of the scaphoid bone in the wrist, usually caused by a fall onto the outstretched hand. There is pain and swelling in the anatomical snuffbox and movements of the wrist and thumb are painful. If the fracture is suspected but not… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Decorative box — 18th century German gold and mother of pearl snuffbox …   Wikipedia

  • Thumb — For other uses, see Thumb (disambiguation). Thumb The Thumb. Latin pollex, digitus primus, digitus I Artery …   Wikipedia

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