phantom limb


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phantom limb

n.
1. A limb that is felt to be present as part of the body after having been amputated.
2. The often painful sensation of the presence of such a limb.

phantom limb

n
(Medicine) the illusion that a limb still exists following its amputation, sometimes with pain (phantom limb pain)

phantom limb

Imagined sensations in a limb that has been amputated. These result from nerve ends in the stump which continue to convey misleading messages to the brain.
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Noun1.phantom limb - the illusion that a limb still exists after it has been amputated
illusion, semblance - an erroneous mental representation
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"Just like you can amputate a phantom limb, you can actually reprogram motor and sensory symptoms rather than just treating them or distracting."
Accenture (ACN) has built an application on SAP (SAP) Cloud Platform using SAP Leonardo technologies and virtual reality to help amputees overcome challenges when confronted with phantom limb pain.
This disparate group of disorders includes pain experienced by both the body and mind: anxiety and depression, complex regional pain syndrome, opioid-induced hyperalgesia, phantom limb pain, fibromyalgia, and PTSD.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists have developed a new theory for the origin of the mysterious condition, 'phantom limb pain'.
Keywords: Amputation of limb, Cortical reorganization, Laryngeal cancer, Phantom limb, Total laryngectomy.
The death of a loved one comes as a disquieting shadow, often rousing a phantom limb sensation that makes one believe the deceased is somehow still around when they are truly not.
Mirror therapy was originally described by Ramachandran and Rogers-Ramachandran, who suggested its use in amputees with phantom limb pain [1].
Almost all amputees also report about ongoing awareness of a phantom limb, with 60-80% complaining about phantom limb pain (PLP), that is, a painful sensation perceived in the amputated limb and thus located outside the physical borders of the body [4-6].
The recipients include Cornerstone Theater Company, Los Angeles, for Urban Rez; Kaneza Schaal, Brooklyn, for JACK&JILL; Manual Cinema, Chicago, for The End of TV; Phantom Limb Company, New York City, for FALLING OUT, Rebecca Mwase and Ron Ragin, New Orleans, for Vessels; Theater Grottesco, $anta Fe, N.M., for PIE.
"I have a phantom limb. I can still feel my hand is there and I've a little bit of pain.
This classic "mirror box" illusion has been used in a number of neuroscience studies, including with amputees as a possible therapy to alleviate phantom limb pain, where it may help the brain re-map and adapt to a missing limb.