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phantom limb

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Definition of phantom limb in English:

noun

A sensation experienced by someone who has had a limb amputated that the limb is still there: [as modifier]: phantom limb pain
More example sentences
  • Phantom limb pain, stump pain and phantom limb sensation describe the feelings of people who are missing a limb or part of a limb.
  • If in addition central pain processes are active, phantom pain is experienced in the phantom limb.
  • Soon after amputation, many amputees feel the presence of a phantom limb or a feel that there is a limb where there isn't.

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