somatic sensation


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Related to somatic sensation: auditory association area, Visual association area
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Noun1.somatic sensation - the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations; "he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes"
perception - the process of perceiving
feeling - a physical sensation that you experience; "he had a queasy feeling"; "I had a strange feeling in my leg"; "he lost all feeling in his arm"
prickling, tingling, tingle - a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles
pressure sensation, pressure - the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin; "the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal"
pain sensation, painful sensation, pain - a somatic sensation of acute discomfort; "as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain"
temperature - the somatic sensation of cold or heat
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The attribution styles of somatic symptoms refer to the individual's interpretation of a given somatic sensation.
Influences of ageing on taste perception and oral somatic sensation.
Following brief discussion of the clinical method of neurology, cardinal manifestations of neurologic disease are discussed, including disorders of motility; paint and other disorders of somatic sensation, headache, and backache; disorders of the special senses; epilepsy and disorders of consciousness; derangements of intellect, behavior, and languages caused by diffuse and focal cerebral disease; and disorders of energy, mood, and autonomic and endocrine functions.
Topics covered include basic neuroanatomy, morphological and sectional neuroanatomy, peripheral neuroanatomy, functional neuroanatomy, special somatic sensations, special visceral sensations, general somatic sensations and motor systems.