somatosensory system

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Noun1.somatosensory system - the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs
interoception - sensitivity to stimuli originating inside of the body
cutaneous senses, sense of touch, skin senses, touch modality, touch - the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands); "only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us"
proprioception - the ability to sense the position and location and orientation and movement of the body and its parts
skin perceptiveness, tactility, touch perception, tactual sensation - the faculty of perceiving (via the skin) pressure or heat or pain
feeling of movement, kinaesthesia, kinesthesia - the perception of body position and movement and muscular tensions etc
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These findings add insight into how the somatosensory system encodes pain, said NCCIH Director Josephine Briggs, M.
15) for neuropathic pain, consisting of four criteria: (1) the presence of pain with a distinct neuro-anatomically plausible distribution, (2) a history of a relevant lesion or disease affecting the somatosensory system, (3) the demonstration of the distinct neuro-anatomically plausible distribution by at least one confirmatory test, and (4) the demonstration of the relevant lesion or disease by at least one confirmatory test.
Most seriously, by ignoring messages from the somatosensory system, the third group interferes with the high level of sensory awareness that is essential for safe, optimal performance.
Pain is defined as a nociceptive and emotional response to a lesion or a disease that affects the somatosensory system.
A possible explanation may be the presence of androgen receptors in the GRP neurons of the sexual system with an absence of such receptors in the somatosensory system.
Although our study lacks control sessions including the not nociceptive somatosensory system and cognitive event-related responses (which were avoided for the long and exhausting procedure), data from other studies on these neurophysiological examinations seem to support the hypothesis that in the early HD the slowing of pain pathways may precede other systems' dysfunction.
Neurophysiological evidence of neuroplasticity at multiple levels of the somatosensory system in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.
This study is proposing to use RSS at 40Hz to stimulate the brain through the somatosensory system, hypothesizing that 40 Hz sound stimulation will drive neural rhythmic oscillatory coherence at the 40Hz level and, consequently, contribute to improved cognition in people with Alzheimer 's disease.
In relation to balance, WBV may aid in spindle reflex responses, where dynamic stablility is pre-dominatlely dependent on the somatosensory system.
It must also remember where it was and when it sampled, and what action in chose at the previous sample, and it must have confirmation by proprioception from the somatosensory system that the intended action was actually taken, in order to determine what to do in the next cycle.
Components involving control include the motor system providing musculoskeletal synergistic response, somatosensory system obtaining visual, vestibular and proprioceptive information and central nervous integrating system for converting sensory inputs into muscle coordination and adaptation.

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