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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.

up·per limb

the shoulder, arm, forearm, wrist, and hand.

up·per limb

(ŭp'ĕr lim) [TA]
The shoulder, arm, forearm, wrist, and hand.
Synonym(s): upper extremity.
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Soft tissue defects in upper limb often result in the exposure of vital structures.
The present study shows variability in the results of the different TBS studies on the upper limb motor functions of the patients with stroke.
Cases in which an obstetric trauma was present in the upper limb at the moment of delivery were included.
In the present review, 9 studies were qualitatively analysed to investigate the effects of prosthetic rehabilitation on functional impairement like activities for daily living, sensory function and pain reduction of the upper limb.
2009) highlighting the need to study the respective activation in different backstroke start phases, as previously conducted in upper limbs sports (e.
The study analyzed 202 patients treated surgically in the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medical University of Bialystok, in the years 1997-2007 due to the upper limb peripheral nerve injury.
had done the study on 50 upper limbs and in our there were 24 limbs.
Advanced upper limb prosthetic devices: Implications for upper limb prosthetic rehabilitation.
What is the effect of a home-based and self-directed CI Therapy protocol on upper limb activity following stroke?
The upper limb lab actually came out of these efforts and is allowing us to deliver a level of care we haven't been able to provide before.
Figure 1 presents the proposed rehabilitation of upper platform for passive and active modes of upper limb control.
Mirror therapy gives better motor capacity and autonomy scores for tasks involving the upper limb and the acquired results last for 6 months.