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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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iii) Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire: To assess participant perceived change in upper limb physical functioning through a range of activities we used the DASH pre- and post-intervention (Hudak et al 1996, Beaton et al 2001).
A performance test for assessment of upper limb function in physical rehabilitation treatment and research.
This chapter, after a description of what is generally meant by quantitative analysis of movement and of its role in the clinical setting, describes the experience of the Posture and Motion Laboratory at the IRCCS "San Raffaele" (part of the Tosinvest Sanita group), in Rome (Italy), in particular focusing on its experience in the evaluation of upper limb movements in children affected by Cerebral Palsy.
The doctors gather every three years to discuss the latest developments in diagnosis and treatment for hand and upper limb differences.
Procurement Acquisition Robotic Recovery Unit Upper Limb
As a result, STS was completed without the assistance of FNS and subjects needed to rely solely on upper limbs for support and control of descent.
Functional return of the upper limb is best enhanced by intensive task specific practice of functional activities (Blennerhassett and Dite 2004, van der Lee et al 2001); however, practice should be supervised to enhance learning of new motor skills (Ada et al 1999, English et al 2007).
The general objective of the developed research was to model, design, analyse and manufacture upper limb prosthesis.
Also presented are many case studies, such as that of a lower limb active orthosis for a human leg, a full-body exoskeleten, and a robot that suppresses upper limb tremor.
Early non-specific work-related upper limb disorders were described as pains and tingles in the upper back, neck, shoulders, arms or hands, related and restricted to visual display unit work, ie, not yet present during other everyday activities (Peereboom et al 2005/2006).
Mr Adams said stress, fatigue, depression, upper limb problems, bowel complaints, colds and flu are all conditions which can be reduced if appropriate action is taken at work.