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wrist jynt
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A human haund wi wrist labeled at left.
Laitinarticulatio radio carpea
Anatomical terminology

In human anatomy, the wrist is variously defined as 1) the carpus or carpal banes, the complex o aicht banes formin the proximal skeletal segment o the haund;[1][2] (2) the wrist jynt or radiocarpal jynt, the jynt atween the radius an the carpus;[2] an (3) the anatomical region surroondin the carpus includin the distal pairts o the banes o the foreairm an the proximal pairts o the metacarpus or five metacarpal banes an the series o jynts atween thir banes, thus referred tae as wrist jynts.[3][4]

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  1. Behnke 2006, p. 76. "The wrist contains eight bones, roughly aligned in two rows, known as the carpal bones."
  2. 2.0 2.1 Moore 2006, p. 485. "The wrist (carpus), the proximal segment of the hand, is a complex of eight carpal bones. The carpus articulates proximally with the forearm at the wrist joint and distally with the five metacarpals. The joints formed by the carpus include the wrist (radiocarpal joint), intercarpal, carpometacarpal and intermetacarpal joints. Augmenting movement at the wrist joint, the rows of carpals glide on each other [...] "
  3. Behnke 2006, p. 77. "With the large number of bones composing the wrist (ulna, radius, eight carpas, and five metacarpals), it makes sense that there are many, many joints that make up the structure known as the wrist."
  4. Baratz 1999, p. 391. "The wrist joint is composed of not only the radiocarpal and distal radioulnar joints but also the intercarpal articulations."