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Diseases » Hand injury » Glossary

Glossary for Hand injury

  • Abrasion: An area of skin or mucous membrane that has been scraped
  • Frostbite: Tissue damage from freezing
  • Hand conditions: Any condition that affects the hand
  • Hand fracture: A fracture of one or several of the bones that create the hand
  • Hand pain: Pain affecting one or both hands
  • Hand swelling: Swelling of one or both hands
  • Hand symptoms: Symptoms affecting the hand
  • Neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy is the term for damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of the nerve or from the side-effects of systemic illness.
  • Raynaud's phenomenon: Blood vessel constriction attacks affecting fingers and/or toes.


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