The surgical removal of one or more limbs.
Diseases or conditions which impair the musculoskeletal system including the skeleton, joints, muscles, fascia and other supporting structures such as the ligaments and cartilage.
A complete or partial loss of controlled movement caused by the inability to contract one or more muscles. Paralysis may be temporary or permanent; can result from numerous causes including brain, muscle or peripheral nerve disorders, injury, disease or the toxic effects of some drugs or metals; and can affect a range of muscles from a small facial muscle to many of the major muscles in the body. Loss of feeling in the affected areas may accompany the inability to move.
A condition in which people who have experienced respiratory failure are totally or partially dependent upon a mechanical respiratory device to sustain life.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.