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Somatosensation

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Definition

noun

A somatosensory sensation; the perception of sensory stimuli coming from the skin that involves senses of touch, temperature, body position, and pain.


Supplement

Somatosensation is a collective term for the sensations of touch, temperature, body position, and pain recognized through neural receptors in the skin and certain internal organs. Thus, it includes processes such as"


Word origin: somato- from soma (body) + sensation

Related form(s): somatosensory (adjective)

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