median nerve test

median nerve test

[′mē·dē·ən ′nərv ‚test]
(medicine)
A test for loss of function of the median nerve by having the patient abduct the thumb at right angles to the palm with fingertips in contact and forming a pyramid.
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21-22) Small fiber nerve injury is more likely to be discovered through vibrotactile testing (which tests the sensitivity to feeling vibration in the fingertips) than by median nerve tests such as nerve conduction (which tests the speed of transmission of nerve impulses in the wrists and hands).