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phantom limb pain

 

Definition: the painful sensations experienced in an amputated (phantom) limb, most often the upper extremity; typically comprises burning or aching pain, exacerbated by attempted movement of the phantom limb and by emotional stimuli.

Synonym(s): phantom limb, pseudesthesia3, pseudoesthesia3, stump hallucination

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