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limb

1
1. an arm or leg, or the analogous part on an animal, such as a wing
2. any of the main branches of a tree

limb

2
1. the edge of the apparent disc of the sun, a moon, or a planet
2. Botany
a. the expanded upper part of a bell-shaped corolla
b. the expanded part of a leaf, petal, or sepal
3. either of the two halves of a bow
4. either of the sides of a geological fold

limb

(lim) The apparent edge of the Sun, Moon, or a planet, or any other celestial body with a detectable disk.

Limb

 

a flat metal ring divided by lines into equal parts of circumference (for example, degrees or minutes). It is the most important part of instruments used in measuring angles (in astronomy, geodesy, physics, and so on); it gives a reading of the magnitude of the angle. The scale units of a limb are read by means of a vernier or a micrometric microscope.

limb

[limb]
(anatomy)
An extremity or appendage used for locomotion or prehension, such as an arm or a leg.
(astronomy)
The circular outer edge of a celestial body; the half with the greater altitude is called the upper limb, and the half with the lesser altitude, the lower limb.
(botany)
A large primary tree branch.
(design engineering)
The graduated margin of an arc or circle in an instrument for measuring angles, as that part of a marine sextant carrying the altitude scale.
The graduated staff of a leveling rod.
(geology)
One of the two sections of an anticline or syncline on either side of the axis. Also known as flank.
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The most current research on phantom limb pain has been analyzed to identify various interventions, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological aids, for methods of best practice in the hospital setting.
Mirror Therapy) is now considered 'front line' treatment and the only reliably effective treatment for the relief of Phantom Limb Pain.
Sensory discrimination training has been shown to be effective in improving pain and two-point discrimination for people with phantom limb pain.
We're keen to get a new Phantom Limb album out as soon as possible, so early next year to record and we have no control over when it hits the shops but, sooner rather than later.
Calcitonin in phantom limb pain: a double-blind study.
30) Mirror therapy, in which the patient observes the movements of a reflection of their intact limb in a mirror while simultaneously moving their phantom limb has been demonstrated to significantly decrease PLP in a randomized sham-controlled trial.
For such an active person it was a cruel blow to be consigned to a wheelchair and contend with a painful phantom limb and severe depression.
To make his point, he culls ten case histories from two decades of work at Sydney's Neuropsychiatric Institute, covering syndromes such as phantom limb, anorexia nervosa, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
The ' pain' that people feel in their phantom limb or leg, Ramachandran explains, is due to a phenomenon which he dubs " learned paralysis".
The woman who's adjusting to the loss of a leg in a car accident is not the only character forced to cope with twinges from a phantom limb or from memories of the past.
Reflexology treatment for patients with lower limb amputations and phantom limb pain: an exploratory pilot study.
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