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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.

up·per limb

the shoulder, arm, forearm, wrist, and hand.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

up·per limb

(ŭp'ĕr lim) [TA]
The shoulder, arm, forearm, wrist, and hand.
Synonym(s): upper extremity.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Tanaka, "Effects of intensive repetition of a new facilitation technique on motor functional recovery of the hemiplegic upper limb and hand," Brain Injury, vol.
For example, our research could help to evaluate upper extremity morphological and functional defect assessment for some patients with serious upper limb deformities because of injury, disease or congenital malformation, and even for some patients whose upper extremity defects were not very serious.
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.
"Pediatric upper limb spasticity is a significant concern and can negatively impact a child's development and quality of life," said Mark Gormley, Jr.
Therefore, the present study aims to identify factors associated with MSDs in the neck/shoulder and distal upper limbs in artisanal fisherwomen/shellfish gatherers in Saubara, Bahia, Brazil.
In a study conducted in 2009 in the Swictokrzyski Club "Amazons" in Kielce [23], the impact of regular exercise kinesitherapeutic exercises on the functionality of the upper limb was examined along with the use of lymphatic massage in women one year after the mastectomy.
Tension in the upper limbs of a musician can result from a variety of factors, requiring different approaches.
Upper limb arteriogram (right or left upper limb) was done in 9 patients.
Data was collected at baseline, after 4 weeks and 8 weeks by using upper extremity items of Motor Assessment Scale and Fugl-Meyer Assessment scale of upper limb.
IL-12 (p70) had higher concentrations only in the upper limb of the examined group when compared to samples without stimulation, and RANTES concentrations were significantly higher only in the lower limb samples of the examined group.
Some basic ADLs include bathing/showering, personal hygiene/grooming, dressing, toilet hygiene, functional mobility and self-feeding (Prakoso, Vitriana & Ong, 2016); all of which require the use of the upper limb. The upper limb has a wide range of motion at the joints and is able to co-ordinate movement across many joints, thus promoting the multiple movement patterns required for successful ADL task completion (Gates, Walters, Cowley, Wilken, & Resnik, 2015).