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per·cep·tion

(per-sep'shŭn),
The mental process of becoming aware of or recognizing an object or idea; primarily cognitive rather than affective or conative, although all three aspects are manifested.
Synonym(s): esthesia (1)

esthesia

(ĕs-thē′zhə)
n.
Variant of aesthesia.

esthesia

[esthē′zhə]
1 capacity for perception.
2 sensitivity or feeling.
3 any disorder of the nervous system that affects perception or sensitivity. Also spelled aesthesia.

aesthesia

The ability to perceive a stimulus. Aesthesia has fallen into disuse as an independent term, with the words sensation and sensibility filling the lexical gap; however, the root form, -aesthesia (as in anaethesia, paraesthesia, etc.), is in common active use in the working medical parlance.

per·cep·tion

(pĕr-sep'shŭn)
The mental process of becoming aware of or recognizing an object or idea; primarily cognitive rather than affective or conative, although all three aspects are manifested.
Synonym(s): esthesia.

sen·si·tiv·i·ty

(sen'si-tiv'i-tē)
1. Ability to appreciate by one or more senses.
2. State of being sensitive.
Synonym(s): esthesia.
3. In clinical pathology and medical screening, proportion of affected patients who give a positive test result for disease test is intended to reveal, i.e., true-positive results divided by total true-positive and false-negative results, usually expressed as a percentage.
[L. sentio, pp. sensus, to feel]

Patient discussion about esthesia

Q. What causes a warm sensation in your foot I have a warm sensation at sole of left foot lasting 5-10 second From time to time I get a warm sensation at the sole of my foot lasting about 5-10 seconds. Started about 2 months ago.

A. Frankly? Although it's tempting to try to give you diagnosis here, these kinds of complaints are so varied and can point to so many different directions I would refrain from doing it. In my opinion you should see a doctor. It's impossible to give a diagnosis based on one line. Sorry...

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