trigger finger


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trigger finger

[′trig·ər ‚fiŋ·gər]
(medicine)
A symptom of tenosynovitis manifested as a temporary partial obstruction in flexion or extension of a finger that is followed by a snapping into the final position; results from a thickening of a tendon or localized reduction in the tendon sheath. Also known as snapping finger.

trigger finger

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All patients who presented with symptoms consistent with a clinical diagnosis of trigger finger were included.
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Hamman is getting an itchy trigger finger after the Bluebirds' dreadful start to the season - but the gun will go back in the holster for a while after this.
Jenny's gun-slinging frontier upbringing is frowned upon in high society, but her trigger finger might protect her uncle from the threatening individuals who daunt the expedition .
I once saw a young lad of 19 blow his trigger finger off, but he was still sent to Burma.
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Simultaneously, the police would have to be on the lookout for shell-shocked Apple investors, still miffed about Windows' eclipse of the Apple operating system; one angry remark, one clenched fist, or one itchy trigger finger and who knows what misfortune might occur on the Esplanade?
An argument about the location of the trigger finger might be appropriate if the INS were being charged with intending to shoot the boy.
The officer stated that the victim grabbed his pistol in a reverse grip, and using his thumb as the trigger finger, shot himself in the heart.
Trigger finger, in which the sheath covering the tendon in the hand is inflamed or narrowed.