somesthesia

Definitions of somesthesia
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n the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs

Synonyms:
somaesthesia, somaesthesis, somataesthesis, somatesthesia, somatic sense, somatic sensory system, somatosensory system, somesthesis
Types:
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
Type of:
interoception
sensitivity to stimuli originating inside of the body

n the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations

“he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes”
Synonyms:
somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation
Types:
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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
Type of:
perception
the process of perceiving

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