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Explanation: The area of the palm (the volo- part of the word) on the thumb side
Volar - relating to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot
The radial artery ... enters the palm of the hand sending out branches to the fingers
The radial nerve ... mixed sensory and motor nerve ... the largest branch of the brachial plexus ... runs parallel with the radius ... supplies sensory branches to teh base of the thumb and a small area of the back of the hand
The ulnar nerve ... divides into branches that supply the skin of the palm and fourth and fifth fingers.
Oxford concise medical dictionary
Christine Andersen Denmark Local time: 01:15 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 146