Definition of Phantom limb pain

1. Noun. Pain felt by an amputee that seems to be located in the missing limb.

Medical Definition of Phantom limb pain

1. The sensation, after amputation of a limb, that the absent part is still present; there may also be paresthesias, transient aches, and intermittent or continuous pain perceived as originating in the absent limb. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Phantom Limb Pain

phantasy life
phantasy world
phantom aneurysm
phantom corpuscle
phantom limb
phantom limb pain (current term)
phantom limb syndrome
phantom limbs
phantom orchid
phantom pain
phantom pains
phantom pregnancy
phantom punch
phantom tumour

Literary usage of Phantom limb pain

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"These include headaches, limb or extremity pain, phantom limb pain, and pain associated with spinal cord injury. Headaches. When headaches are sufficiently ..."

2. Acute Pain Management: Operative Or Medical Procedures and Trauma Clinical by Daniel B. Carr, Ada K. Jacox (1997)
"... patients who receive epidural analgesia before an operation are less likely to have chronic phantom limb pain, in contrast to those conventionally ..."

3. Radiant Healing: The Many Paths to Personal Harmony and Planetary Wholeness by Bellamy Isabel, Isabel Bellamy, Donald MacLean, Maclean Donald (2005)
"... image A piece of the leaf is torn off and destroyed Kirlian image shows a phantom of the missing piece. The etheric body of the leaf phantom limb pain ..."

4. Guidelines for Treatment of Cancer Pain (1993)
"... and phantom limb pain. Neuropathic pain may be accompanied by sympathetic nervous system dysfunction, eg, causalgia or reflex sympathetic dystrophy. ..."

5. The Lasting Salute: Civil & Military Funerals 1921-1969 by B. C. Mossman, M. W. Stark (1995)
"... amputation phantom limb pain usually occurs after pain in the same site before amputation Stump pain occurs at the site of the surgical scar, ..."

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