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limb

 [lim]
1. one of the paired appendages of the body used in locomotion and grasping; see arm and leg. Called also member, membrum, and extremity.
2. a structure or part resembling an arm or leg.
anacrotic limb ascending limb (def. 2).
artificial limb a replacement for a missing limb; see also prosthesis.
ascending limb
1. the distal part of Henle's loop.
2. the ascending portion of an arterial pulse tracing; called also anacrotic limb.
catacrotic limb descending limb (def. 2).
descending limb
1. the proximal part of Henle's loop.
2. the descending portion of an arterial pulse tracing; called also catacrotic limb.
lower limb the limb of the body extending from the gluteal region to the foot; it is specialized for weight-bearing and locomotion. See also leg.
pectoral limb the arm (upper limb), or a homologous part.
pelvic limb the leg (lower limb), or a homologous part.
phantom limb 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.
residual limb stump.
thoracic limb pectoral limb.
upper limb the limb of the body extending from the deltoid region to the hand; it is specialized for functions requiring great mobility, such as grasping and manipulating. See also arm.

limb

(lim), [TA]
1. An extremity; a member; an arm (upper extremity) or leg (lower extremity).
See also: leg, crus. Synonym(s): member
2. A segment of any jointed structure.
See also: leg, crus.
[A.S. lim]

limb

(lim)
1. member or extremity; one of the paired appendages of the body used in locomotion or grasping; in humans, an arm or leg with all its parts.
2. a structure or part resembling an arm or leg.

anacrotic limb  ascending l. (2).
ascending limb 
1. the distal part of the loop of Henle.
2. anacrotic l.; the ascending portion of an arterial pulse tracing.
catacrotic limb  descending l. (2).
descending limb 
1. the proximal part of the loop of Henle.
2. catacrotic l.; the descending portion of an arterial pulse tracing.
lower limb  the limb of the body extending from the gluteal region to the foot; it is specialized for weight-bearing and locomotion. See also leg.
pectoral limb  thoracic l.
pelvic limb 
1. the leg, or a homologous part.
2. the limb attached to the pelvic girdle; the lower limb of a human or a homologous structure such as a hind limb on another animal.
phantom limb  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.
thoracic limb  the limb attached to the thoracic girdle; the upper limb of a human or a homologous structure (wing, foreleg, etc.) in another animal.
upper limb  the limb of the body extending from the deltoid region to the hand; it is specialized for functions such as grasping and manipulating. See also arm.

limb

(lĭm)
n.
1. One of the paired jointed extremities of the body; an arm or a leg.
2. A segment of such a jointed structure.

limb

[lim]
Etymology: AS, lim
1 an appendage or extremity of the body, such as an arm or leg.
2 a branch of an internal organ, such as a loop of a nephron.

limb

The arm or leg. See Parasitic limb.

limb

(lim) [TA]
1. An extremity; a member; an arm or leg.
Synonym(s): member.
2. A segment of any jointed structure.
See also: leg
[A.S. lim]

limb

  1. an articulated projection from the body of an animal, such as a leg or wing which is used for locomotion.
  2. a branch of a tree.
  3. the flattened part of a calyx or corolla where the base is tubular.

limb

(lim) [TA]
1. An extremity; a member; an arm (upper extremity) or leg (lower extremity).
2. A segment of any jointed structure.
[A.S. lim]

limb

1. one of the paired appendages of the body used in locomotion and grasping.
2. a structure or part resembling an arm.

limb absence
may be an acquired characteristic, or a congenital defect caused by inheritance of a modifying factor, e.g. 'mole' calves, or the effect of an environmental noxious agent, e.g. beta-irradiation. Called also amputates.
anacrotic limb
the ascending portion of an arterial pulse tracing.
catacrotic limb
the descending portion of an arterial pulse tracing.
limb curvature
medially or laterally as in rickets, Trachymene spp. poisoning.
limb deformity
abnormal size, shape, position or composition of a limb, which may be congenital and inherited or an acquired defect.
limb drag
the limb is insufficiently flexed and the toe is dragged; indicates weakness or paresis.
limb-hoof conformation
the contours, angulation and relative size of the component parts of a limb, all of which are vital to a long and troublefree life of locomotion, the principal function of agricultural animals.
limb mange
pectoral limb
the frontlimb.
pelvic limb
the hindlimb.
limb sparing
an alternative to amputation in the treatment of large neoplastic lesions, most commonly osteosarcoma. Called also limb salvage.
thoracic limb
pectoral limb.
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