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HAND. That part of the human body at the end of the arm.
     2. Formerly the hand was considered as the symbol of good faith, and some contracts derive their names from the fact that the hand was used in making them; as handsale, (q.v.) mandatum, (q.v.) which comes from a mandata. The hand is still used for various legal or forensic purposes. When a person is accused of a crime and he is arraigned, and he is asked to hold up his right hand; and when one is sworn as a witness, he is required to lay his right hand on the Bible, or to hold it up.
     3. Hand is also the name of a measure of length used in ascertaining the height of horses. It is four inches long. See Measure: Ell.
     4. In a figurative sense, by hand is understood a particular form of writing; as if B writes a good hand. Various kinds of hand have been used, as, the secretary hand, the Roman hand, the court hand, &c. Wills and contracts may be written in any of these, or any other which is intelligible.

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The dominant hand is more likely affected by this condition, and women are at a greater risk of developing trigger digits than men.
All subjects performed Moberg pickup test faster with their dominant hand as compared to their non-dominant hand both when eyes open and blind folded (Table 1), and the overall mean values with eyes open and when blindfolded were found to be statistically significant.
Prior to the research, each artist was asked to indicate which hand they used for writing and drawing and it was noted that all artists used their dominant hand to draw their self-portrait with the felt markers.
The same trend was followed in our study following open-heart surgery, which further deteriorated the HGS in non-dominant hand when compared with the dominant hand.
A Jamar hand dynamometer (Sammons Preston Inc; Bollingbrook, Illinois) was used to evaluate hand grip strength at the dominant hand.
This practice, when the gun is holstered on the dominant hand side but in front of the hip--about where a right-handed wearer's appendix would be--is increasingly popular.
So laboratory workers are at risk of developing CTS, especially females and technicians with the dominant hand most likely to be affected.
Pacquiao's dominant hand is his left and he has made a living jarring his opponents with that left hand of his.
Pain is worse with wrist extension and typically affects the dominant hand.
Results: There was a significant correlation between hand grip strength in the dominant hand and PEFR (correlation coefficient = 0.
The assessment instrument DP-TC was designed to facilitate this information, in order to offer movement types that are characterized as control motor deviations due to a bias caused by the observed proprioceptive information according to the non-dominant and dominant hand of each person.