\fˈantəm lˈɪmz], \fˈantəm lˈɪmz], \f_ˈa_n_t_ə_m l_ˈɪ_m_z]\
Definitions of PHANTOM LIMBS
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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)
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