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Phantom Limb

"Phantom Limb" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Perception of painful and nonpainful phantom sensations that occur following the complete or partial loss of a limb. The majority of individuals with an amputated extremity will experience the impression that the limb is still present, and in many cases, painful. (From Neurol Clin 1998 Nov;16(4):919-36; Brain 1998 Sep;121(Pt 9):1603-30)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Phantom Limb" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Phantom Limb" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 26 publications over 15 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 2019
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