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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Plantar pressure sensation appears to have a particularly important role in controlling balancing reactions that involve rapid compensatory stepping movement.
A 49-year-old woman presented with progressive dysphagia of several months' duration accompanied by a pressure sensation at the lower anterior base of her neck.
Factors 1 and 2 were classified as "varying pain sensation" and "pressure sensation depth under the skin" (Table 2).
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.[sup.7,8] Due to non-specific symptom profiles, clinical diagnosis of actinomycosis is made with difficulty.
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.
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.