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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.
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).
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.
The descending portion of the pulse wave.
See also: limb
1. one of the paired appendages of the body used in locomotion and grasping.
2. a structure or part resembling an arm.
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.
the ascending portion of an arterial pulse tracing.
the descending portion of an arterial pulse tracing.
medially or laterally as in rickets, Trachymene spp. poisoning.
abnormal size, shape, position or composition of a limb, which may be congenital and inherited or an acquired defect.
the limb is insufficiently flexed and the toe is dragged; indicates weakness or paresis.
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.
see chorioptic mange.
an alternative to amputation in the treatment of large neoplastic lesions, most commonly osteosarcoma. Called also limb salvage.