pressure sensation

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Noun1.pressure sensation - the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin; "the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal"
somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation, somesthesia - the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations; "he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes"
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Pain was dull in nature and was described by the patient as pressure sensation and feeling of heaviness in abdomen.
Only fact is that a patient will experience a slight pinch or pressure sensation while collecting the blood samples.
These can be accompanied by constitutional symptoms and mass-effect, such as obstruction or visceral pressure sensation.
She added that with her experience of hypnobirthing, she felt "more of a tightening or pressure sensation, more like a period pain, a bit of an ache rather than horrendous pain.
Painless swelling was the first finding in 49 (79%), followed by pressure sensation in 10 (16%) and pain in 3 (5%) patients.
Participants performed the movements until they felt a stretch or pressure sensation at nominated acupuncture points.
The pain was particularly intense when he leaned forward, as he felt a pressure sensation in his forehead, around his eyes, and in the back of his head.
SWM are used to test light-touch pressure sensation and are recommended for monitoring sensory function and detection of sensory impairment (SI) even at a mild level and at an early stage.
Children have smaller cavities, and it doesn't take much change for that pressure sensation to occur,''said Ermshar.