somesthetic


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so·mes·thet·ic

 (sō′mĕs-thĕt′ĭk)
adj.
Somatosensory.

[Greek sōma, body; see soma1 + Greek aisthētikos, of sense perception; see aesthetic.]
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There is considerable evidence for the involvement of the insula as a somesthetic area, including a major role in the processing of nociceptive inputs (3,4).
They are then channeled into the domain of the somesthetic cortical areas where bodily sensations are experienced in all their nuances.
Somesthetic sensation in the feet is particularly important for balance, because it provides information in regard to changing body position.