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  1. somesthesia, somesthesis, somaesthesia, somaesthesis, somatesthesia, somataesthesis, somatosensory system, somatic sensory system, somatic sensenoun

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

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  1. somesthesisnoun

    All of the various sensory systems in the skin and other bodily tissues responsible for the senses of touch-pressure, warmth and coldness, pain, itch together with positioning and movement

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  1. somesthesis

    In physiology, the somatosensory system is the network of neural structures in the brain and body that produce the perception of touch (haptic perception), as well as temperature (thermoception), body position (proprioception), and pain. It is a subset of the sensory nervous system, which also represents visual, auditory, olfactory, and gustatory stimuli. Somatosensation begins when mechano- and thermosensitive structures in the skin or internal organs sense physical stimuli such as pressure on the skin (see mechanotransduction, nociception). Activation of these structures, or receptors, leads to activation of peripheral sensory neurons that convey signals to the spinal cord as patterns of action potentials. Sensory information is then processed locally in the spinal cord to drive reflexes, and is also conveyed to the brain for conscious perception of touch and proprioception. Note, somatosensory information from the face and head enters the brain through peripheral sensory neurons in the cranial nerves, such as the trigeminal nerve. The neural pathways that go to the brain are structured such that information about the location of the physical stimulus is preserved. In this way, neighboring neurons in the somatosensory cerebral cortex in the brain represent nearby locations on the skin or in the body, creating a map, also called a cortical homunculus.

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  1. somesthesis

    Somesthesis, or somatosensation, refers to the group of sensory modalities that are associated with touch, proprioception (sensitivity to the body's position), and interoception (sensitivity to the body's physiological conditions). These sensory modalities include touch, temperature, pain, vibration, pressure, and proprioception. Somesthesis is mediated by the somatosensory system.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of somesthesis in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of somesthesis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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