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main d’accoucheur


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main d’accoucheur

Definition A descriptive term for the cramped and coned posture of the hand and fingers seen with carpal tetany in acute hyperventilation, which has been fancifully likened to that of a birth attendant. 

Synonym French, hand of birth attendant; accoucheur’s hand, hand of birthing coach, Trousseau sign of latent tetany 

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