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Phantom Limb MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Phantom Limb
Tree Number(s)
C10.597.606.762.700
C23.550.767.700.500
C23.888.592.604.764.700
C23.888.592.612.832.500
F01.700.750.700
Unique ID
D010591
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010591
Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
Phantom Limb Pain
Phantom Pain
Phantom Sensation
Pseudomelia
NLM Classification #
WE 170
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2017/06/20
Phantom Limb Preferred
Phantom Limb Pain Narrower
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