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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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Therefore, the aim of our work was to evaluate the morphologic aspects (frequency, form, length, number of muscular bundles) and the relations of articular muscle of the knee with the articular cavity of the knee (distance between the distal insertion of the muscle and the superior edge of the trochlea), as well as the disposal of muscle fibers to the level of femur (proximal and distal fixation and direction and position of muscular bundles) besides comparing the muscular mass of the articular muscle of the knee with the test of the muscular mass of the inferior member, in order to clarify the anatomic behavior of this muscle.
In our sample the articular muscle of the knee showed a reduced muscular mass (40% of the cases) suggesting that this musculature follows proportionally the trophic development of the musculature of the inferior member.
Many fear that with 25 extra deputies there would be "a super Euro star' [class] and the other inferior members elected from national lists," says Duff.
However, after a year in which Zenyatta has been edging out inferior members of her own sex, the Classic opposition is strong.
The clubs also indulge the desire of elites for separation from society's inferior members.
The evaluation of the improvement of the muscular relative and instantaneous power was realized by utilizing a battery of movement tests which saw to the determining of: the explosive force of the inferior members vertically by measuring the vertical hang-time from a standing position; the explosive force of the inferior members horizontally by measuring the jump in length from a standing position; the explosive force of the superior members by measuring the distance from: 1.
He sought to establish genetically approved hierarchies that would control the inferior members of society by denying them equality of status.
He believes the fact that police officers think they can treat some people in such a manner is a sign that the poor are seen as inferior members of society whose basic human rights don't deserve the same kind of respect as those who are financially well-to-do.
On the one hand, she said, Paul seems to fully legitimate hierarchical authority, yet he stresses the "greater honor" that is due to the seemingly inferior members of Christ's body.
As for "the common run of Americanos," he states candidly and with his usual intellectual arrogance, "I disdained them, not as members of a different species, but as inferior members of my own species.
2]), mucous-cutaneous pallor, abdomino-thoracic collateral circulation (Figure 1), giant hematoma in the right popliteal region extending to the level of the inferior half of the calf and the inferior third of the thigh (approximately 21/9 cm), lipodermatosclerosis of the inferior members, walk with unilateral support, due to the functional impotence of the right inferior limb, emphysematous thorax, Sp[O.
Washington, July 25 ( ANI ): The inferior members of swimming or running relay teams - those athletes who fared poorest in individual races - show the greatest gains when performing as part of a team, and those gains are even greater during final races as opposed to preliminary races, a new study has revealed.

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