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Obstetrical hand

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obstetrical hand --> accoucheur's hand

position of the hand in tetany or in muscular dystrophy; the fingers are flexed at the metacarpophalangeal joints and extended at the phalangeal joints, with the thumb flexed and adducted into the palm; in resemblance to the position of the physician's hand in making a vaginal examination.

Synonym: main d'accoucheur, obstetrical hand.