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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Previously, memantine had been shown to be effective in other pain conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome and phantom limb pain.
The exhibition title alludes to the phenomenon known as the phantom limb syndrome, when an individual perceives sensation in a lost body part.
A TEENAGER who had her leg amputated after being injured in a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers has spoken of the "burning" pain she still feels in her phantom limb.
In 50-80% amputees, neuropathic pain develops, also called phantom limb pain (PLP).
Future work will involve development of a treatment for phantom limb pain.
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Additional topics include myofascial and fibromyalgia pain syndromes, rheumatism, herpes and post-herpetic neuralgia, complex regional pain syndrome, painful polyneuropathy, pain in HIV-related neuropathy, central pain and neurologic disorders, phantom limb pain, burn pain, acute postoperative pain management, pregnancy and post-pregnancy pain, sickle cell anemia, critical care, pediatric and geriatric pain, cancer pain and palliative care, and opioid tolerance, physical dependence, and addiction.
Washington, March 11 ( ANI ): Scientists have come up with new method to treat phantom limb pain after an amputation.
com)-- This December, Vancouverite Stephen Sumner will embark on a one-man mission through Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka to educate and treat local amputees suffering from Phantom Limb Pain with Mirror Therapy.
It was introduced by Ramachandran in 1992, for use with phantom limb pain and has since been adapted to aid in the management of numerous conditions, including stroke and pain after wrist fracture and hand surgery (Ramachandran and Alschuler 2009).