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Phantom limb

Introduction: Phantom limb

Description of Phantom limb

Phantom limb: Sensation that a limb or limb portion is still attached following an amputation.

Phantom limb: Perception of painful and nonpainful phantom sensations that occur following the complete or partial loss of a limb. The majority of individuals with an amputated extremity will experience the impression that the limb is still present, and in many cases, painful. (From Neurol Clin 1998 Nov;16(4):919-36; Brain 1998 Sep;121(Pt 9):1603-30).
Source: MeSH 2007

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