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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: bern′erz

Definition: Brief episodes of upper extremity burning, dysesthesias, and weakness experienced mainly by young male athletes engaged in contact sports (football and wrestling); due to transient injury to the upper trunk of the brachial plexus caused by abrupt, forceful depression of the shoulder.

Synonym(s): stingers

See Also: burner syndrome

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