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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.
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.

low·er limb

the hip, thigh, leg, ankle, and foot.

low·er limb

(lō'ĕr lim) [TA]
The hip, thigh, leg, ankle, and foot.
Synonym(s): lower extremity.
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Specifically, the strength of the inferior limbs, coordination, balance, and walking, along with a cognitive task and other simultaneous motor tasks, are measured.
When possible, the inferior limbs should be slightly raised to reduce venous stasis and pressure on the heels.
These data demonstrate the asymmetry of the bones of Brazilians with greater angle and neck on the left side than on the right side, agreeing with the authors that state that the left inferior limb is dominant relative to the right.
The sitting posture with the back relaxed causes the most pronounced lumbar flexion, crossing the inferior limbs flexes the lumbar spine, while sitting with the back up straight causes less extension than orthostatism.
The inferior limb of the elliptical incision is carried through the platysma, whereas the superior limb transects the skin and subcutaneous tissue but does not violate the platysma (figure 1,A).
This case suggests a recovery of the perfusion in the left inferior limb and in the renal function, in spite of the appearance of a ischemia interval of nine days; accepting the theory that an immature kidney may tolerate better a hypoxic ischemia without a time limit for defining the treatment.
Toxicological clinical evaluation confirmed the altered neurological picture documented across the last decade (Table 1), characterized by motor ataxia, postural instability, positive Romberg, increased motor tone, paresthesias, and sensory deficits in-touch at inferior limbs.
In the descending running phase, at the trunk muscles level, a static force it is present, while muscles from the inferior limbs realise izotonic slow and fast contractions.
According to coronary CT angiography result and clinical signs and symptoms we decided to examine the abdominal aorta and inferior limbs using CT angiography.
The distractors are mounted between the inferior limbs of the Z rods and posterior limbs of the calcaneal L rods.
Due to the existence of controversies about the strengthening of spastic muscles, the purpose of this study was to verify, by a literature review, the effect of resisted exercise on spastic muscles in relation to muscular force, spasticity and the functionality in inferior limbs.

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