phantom limb pain


noun Pathology.

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.

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Origin of phantom limb pain

First recorded in 1950–55
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Medical definitions for phantom limb pain

phantom limb pain

n.

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