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amputation

cutting off, especially of a body part: After the amputation of his leg he was fitted for a prosthesis.
Not to be confused with:
imputation – an accusation; an attribution, as of fault: His imputation was completely off base.
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am·pu·tate

 (ăm′pyo͝o-tāt′)
tr.v. am·pu·tat·ed, am·pu·tat·ing, am·pu·tates
To cut off (a projecting body part), especially by surgery.

[Latin amputāre, amputāt-, to cut around : am-, ambi-, around; see ambi- + putāre, to cut; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]

am′pu·ta′tion n.
am′pu·ta′tor n.
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amputation


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Surgery to remove a limb.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amputation - a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbsamputation - a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
2.amputation - a surgical removal of all or part of a limbamputation - a surgical removal of all or part of a limb
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
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Translations
بَـتْـر
amputace
amputation
amputaatio
amputacija
amputálás
aflimun

amputation

[ˌæmpjʊˈteɪʃən] Namputación f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

amputation

[ˌæmpjʊˈteɪʃən] n [limb, hand, tail] → amputation f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

amputation

nAmputation f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

amputation

[ˌæmpjʊˈteɪʃn] namputazione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

amputate

(ˈӕmpjuteit) verb
(of a surgeon etc) to cut off (an arm or leg etc). They are going to have to amputate (his left leg).
ˌampuˈtation noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

am·pu·ta·tion

n. amputación, desmembración.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

amputation

n amputación f; above-the-knee — amputación por encima de la rodilla; below-the-knee— amputación por debajo de la rodilla
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So she was pulled out and immediately brought to the nearest hospital where she had a traumatic amputation of the left leg up to the thigh above her knee.
He was rushed to hospital and diagnosed with having suffered a traumatic amputation of the lower part of his face below his eyes, according to reports.
(2) Furthermore, service members with traumatic amputation present different challenges than their dysvascular counterparts as they are typically younger, with excellent premorbid health, and have higher functional expectations postamputation.
"More aggressive prehospital application of extremity tourniquets in civilian trauma patients with extremity hemorrhage and traumatic amputation is warranted," the authors write.
The outcome of this observational research could be used to categorize the physiological and psychological risk factors that may direct to development of PTSD in patients with a traumatic amputation and hence affect their lifestyle and overall quality of life12-14.
The hospital's act came against the Cabinet's decree of treating patients in the A&E department for free for the first 48 hours; however, the hospital provided the necessary treatment for the patient who came in a car accident suffering from a traumatic amputation in the left arm, as well as pelvic and arm fractures.
We herein report on a patient who was successfully treated with CytoSorb after a traumatic amputation of his right forearm with subsequent development of severe septic shock due to infection with multiresistant pathogens.
He was an active user and sustained lacerated wound, traumatic amputation, and abrasion secondary to whistle bomb," the DOH reported.
The inquest was told Mr O'Rourke had a prosthetic left arm after a "traumatic amputation" years ago.
It is observed that the frequency of traumatic amputation and fracture in the upper limb were 30% and 50% respectively and in the lower limb 30% and 45% respectively (Figure 1).
Those who undergo amputation because of vascular disease tend to be older and more likely to have both pain and lower physical functioning before their amputation, compared to those undergoing traumatic amputation (Kratz et al., 2010).