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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

low·er limb

the hip, thigh, leg, ankle, and foot.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

low·er limb

(lō'ĕr lim) [TA]
The hip, thigh, leg, ankle, and foot.
Synonym(s): lower extremity.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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However, she was able to maintain the reduction in the size of the limbs for about four years until she had further episodes of lower limb erysipelas.
In addition, as the workstation-type upper limb rehabilitation vehicle and the treadmill-type lower limb rehabilitation vehicle occupy much space, they are usually used in limited places like rehabilitation centers, causing plenty of difficulty in sustained rehabilitation in daily life.
* The ability to undertake a full neurological assessment of the lower limb
In the general population, it is estimated that more than 80% of amputations are carried out in diabetic patients, the majority of which are a consequence of DFUs.5,6 Lower limb amputation is regarded as a risky procedure to control localised infection sepsis.7,8
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