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phantom limb pain

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noun Pathology.
  1. a phenomenon characterized by the experience of pain, discomfort, or other sensation in the area of a missing limb or other body part, as a breast.

Origin of phantom limb pain

First recorded in 1950–55
Also called phantom limb, pseudesthesia.
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phantom limb pain in Medicine

phantom limb pain

n.
  1. Pain or discomfort felt by an amputee in the area of the missing limb.
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