somaesthesia

Definitions of somaesthesia
  1. noun
    the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs
    synonyms: somaesthesis, somataesthesis, somatesthesia, somatic sense, somatic sensory system, somatosensory system, somesthesia, somesthesis
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    skin perceptiveness, tactility, tactual sensation, touch perception
    the faculty of perceiving (via the skin) pressure or heat or pain
    feeling of movement, kinaesthesia, kinesthesia
    the perception of body position and movement and muscular tensions etc
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    interoception
    sensitivity to stimuli originating inside of the body
  2. noun
    the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations
    synonyms: somatesthesia, somatic sensation, somesthesia
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    feeling
    a physical sensation that you experience
    prickling, tingle, tingling
    a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles
    pressure, pressure sensation
    the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin
    pain, pain sensation, painful sensation
    a somatic sensation of acute discomfort
    temperature
    the somatic sensation of cold or heat
    constriction, tightness
    a tight feeling in some part of the body
    pins and needles
    a sharp tingling sensation from lack of circulation
    mittelschmerz
    pain in the area of the ovary that is felt at the time of ovulation (usually midway through the menstrual cycle)
    phantom limb pain
    pain felt by an amputee that seems to be located in the missing limb
    twinge
    a sharp stab of pain
    heat, warmth
    the sensation caused by heat energy
    cold, coldness
    the sensation produced by low temperatures
    comfort zone
    the temperature range (between 28 and 30 degrees Centigrade) at which the naked human body is able to maintain a heat balance without shivering or sweating
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    perception
    the process of perceiving
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