Pallesthesia

pallesthesia

The appreciation of vibration, a form of pressure sense; most acute when a vibrating tuning fork is applied over a bony prominence.

Synonym: bone sensibility, pallesthetic sensibility, vibratory sensibility.

Origin: G. Pallo, to quiver, _ aisthesis, sensation


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