phantom limb pain

phantom limb pain

noun Pathology.
a phenomenon characterized by the experience of pain, discomfort, or other sensation in the area of a missing limb or other body part, as a breast.
Also called phantom limb, pseudesthesia.


Origin:
1950–55

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phantom limb pain n.
Pain or discomfort felt by an amputee in the area of the missing limb.

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