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Medical Term:

de Quervain tenosynovitis

Pronunciation: de-kar-van[h]'

Definition: inflammation of the tendons of the first dorsal compartment of the wrist, which includes the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis; diagnosed by a specific provocative test (Finkelstein test).

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