wrist ganglion


wrist ganglion
cystic enlargement of a tendon sheath on the back of the wrist.

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  • Ganglion cyst — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = Cyst on right wrist DiseasesDB = 31229 ICD10 = ICD10|M|67|4|m|65 ICD9 = ICD9|727.4 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = orthoped eMedicineTopic = 493 A ganglion cyst (also known as a bible bump) is …   Wikipedia

  • Ganglion — The celebrated 2nd century Greek physician Galen ((c. 130 201 A.D.) who lived and worked in Rome first used the word ganglion to denote a nerve complex. Ganglion still is used to refer to an aggregation of nerve cell bodies. Another use of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • ganglion — ganglial, gangliar, adj. /gang glee euhn/, n., pl. ganglia / glee euh/, ganglions. 1. Anat. a. a mass of nerve tissue existing outside the central nervous system. b. any of certain masses of gray matter in the brain, as the basal ganglia. 2.… …   Universalium

  • ganglion —   n. (pl. ia) mass of nerve cells; nerve centre; small cyst in tendon sheath, especially at wrist or ankle.    ♦ ganglionectomy, n. removal of ganglion.    ♦ ganglionitis, n. inflammation of ganglion.    ♦ ganglial,    ♦ gangliar,    ♦ ganglionic …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ganglion — UK [ˈɡæŋɡlɪən] / US noun [countable] Word forms ganglion : singular ganglion plural ganglions medical 1) a group of nerve cells 2) a painful lump full of liquid on your skin, often on the back of the wrist …   English dictionary

  • ganglion cyst — ▪ osteology       saclike structure containing thick gelatinous fluid that appears on the top or underside of the wrist or, less commonly, on the top of the foot. The cause is unknown, but trauma (wound or injury) to the tendon sheaths or the… …   Universalium

  • ganglion — gan|gli|on [ˈgæŋgliən] n technical [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: Greek] 1.) a painful raised area of skin that is full of liquid, often on the back of your wrist 2.) a mass of nerve cells …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ganglion — gan|gli|on [ gæŋgliən ] noun count MEDICAL 1. ) a group of nerve cells 2. ) a painful lump full of liquid on your skin, often on the back of the wrist …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ganglion — noun (C) technical 1 a painful raised area of skin that is full of liquid, often on the back of your wrist 2 a mass of nerve cells …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ganglion — n.; pl. ganglia 1) (in neurology) any structure containing a collection of nerve cell bodies and often also numbers of synapses. In the sympathetic nervous system chains of ganglia are found on each side of the spinal cord, while in the… …   The new mediacal dictionary


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