somatosensory system(redirected from Somatosenses)
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|Noun||1.||somatosensory system - the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs|
somaesthesis, somataesthesis, somatic sense, somatic sensory system, somesthesis, somaesthesia, somesthesia, somatesthesia
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