muscle sense


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muscle sense

n
(Physiology) another name for kinaesthesia
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Noun1.muscle sense - the ability to feel movements of the limbs and bodymuscle sense - the ability to feel movements of the limbs and body
proprioception - the ability to sense the position and location and orientation and movement of the body and its parts
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Proprioception is a kind of muscle sense through nerve endings in muscles that are stimulated by contraction.
Engineers working to add "muscle sense" to prosthetic limbs found that tactile feedback on the skin allowed blindfolded test subjects to more than double their ability to discern the size of objects grasped with a prosthetic hand.
Many children rely heavily on sight so when this is taken away their joint and muscle sense has to work harder to keep them upright and co-ordinated.