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The carpal tunnel is a narrow space in the wrist in which the median nerve runs from the forearm to the hand. Several tendons also pass through this space, each with a special slippery covering that allows the tendons to glide smoothly as the fingers are moved. In a normal wrist, there is adequate room in the carpal tunnel for both the tendons and the nerve. When the median nerve becomes compressed, however, carpal tunnel syndrome is the result.
 
(Click Carpal Tunnel to read the complete eMedTV article, which explains in detail the physiology of the carpal tunnel and how it relates to the anatomy of the hand.)
 
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