phantom limb
noun Date: 1879 an often painful sensation of the presence of a limb that has been amputated — called also phantom pain

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  • phantom limb — n an often painful sensation of the presence of a limb that has been amputated called also phantom pain, phantom sensations * * * the sensation that an arm or leg, or part of an arm or leg, is still attached to the body after it has been… …   Medical dictionary

  • Phantom limb — For other uses, see Phantom limb (disambiguation). Phantom limb Classification and external resources ICD 10 G54.6 G54.7 ICD …   Wikipedia

  • phantom limb — noun the illusion that a limb still exists after it has been amputated • Hypernyms: ↑illusion, ↑semblance * * * ˌphantom ˈlimb 7 [phantom limb] noun (medical …   Useful english dictionary

  • phantom limb — noun The false sensation, which is often painful, that an amputated limb is still present and attached. Syn: phantom pain, phantom sensations, pseudesthesia …   Wiktionary

  • phantom limb — noun a sensation experienced by an amputee that the limb is still there …   English new terms dictionary

  • phantom limb — the sensation that an arm or leg, or part of an arm or leg, is still attached to the body after it has been amputated. Pain may seem to come from the amputated part. This may arise because of stimulation of the amputation stump, which contains… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Phantom Limb —    See Body Image: Disturbances of …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

  • Phantom Limb (character) — VBCharacter caption = character name = The Phantom Limb debut ep = Tag Sale You re It! voiced by = James Urbaniak real name = Hamilton G. Fantomas char alias = profession = Supervillain, former high ranking member of The Guild of Calamitous… …   Wikipedia

  • phantom limb illusion —    Also referred to as phantom or phantom limb. The term phantom comes from the Greek noun phantasma, which means ghost or spectre. The terms phantom and phantom limb refer to an arm or a leg, the presence of which is perceived although the limb… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • phantom limb syndrome — ▪ neurophysiology       the ability to feel sensations and even pain in a limb or limbs that no longer exist. Phantom limb syndrome is characterized by both nonpainful and painful sensations. Nonpainful sensations can be divided into the… …   Universalium

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