cheiro-, cheir-, chiro-, chir-, -cheiria, -chiria +
(Greek: hand; pertaining to the hand or hands)
2. Anaesthesia in which there is a loss of the sense of possession of, one or both hands; a condition sometimes noted in hysteria.
3. Lacking hands; also, loss of sensation, total anesthesia, or a feeling of absence of the hands; sometimes a hysterical symptom.
4. A form of dyscheiria in which the patient is unable to tell on which side of the body a stimulus has been applied.
2. A congenital (medical condition that is present at birth) defect which consists of bilateral congenital amputations of the upper and lower extremities (hands and feet), as well as aplasia of the hands and feet.
Aplasia is a defective development resulting in the absence of all or part of an organ or tissue.
2. A lack of feeling of the hands or a feeling of their absence, sometimes occurring in conversion disorder.
2. A condition associated with a central nervous lesion in which a sensation is referred to a location on the side of the body opposite to the place on which the skin is stimulated.
3. A form of allachesthesia in which the sensation of a stimulus in one limb is referred to the contralateral (opposite side) limb.
4. A condition in which a sensation or stimulus is perceived at a point on the body that is remote from the point that was stimulated and seen in tabes dorsalis and other conditions. Also called: allachesthesia, allesthesia.
2. A faulty development of the hand.
2. Gout in the hand.
2. Of or relating to the structural characteristic of a molecule that makes it impossible to superimpose it on its mirror image.
3. A carbon atom attached to four different groups forms a chiral center.
2. Gout affecting the hand and fingers.
Cheiralgia paresthetica refers to compression neuropathy of the superficial branch of the radial nerve, marked by pain and paresthesae when pressure is applied over the course of the nerve.
Paresthesa (paresthesiae, plural) indicates any sensation, such as pins and needles, burning, sticking of sharp objects, etc., which occurs spontaneously without external causes in certain diseases of the central or perpheral nervous system.
2. While some molecules have the same atoms tied up in the same way, they are not physically the same because of their orientation.
3. The property possessed by an object; that is, a molecule, if it differs from its mirror image.
Such a chemical is called a chiral compound, and the two (or more) forms are called enantiomers (or optical isomers) of each other. Nearly all of the molecules that make up living systems are chiral.
Related "hand" units: Dextro and Sinsitro History; Hands as Objects of Art; Hands: Mechanical Marvels; manu-; palm.