kinaesthesia


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kinaesthesia

proprioception

(1) The internal sense of the relative position of the body’s musculoskeletal units with each other and the effort needed to move them.
(2) Kinaesthetic sense, see there.

kinaesthesia

Perception of bodily movement, or of the sensation of movement. Compare PROPRIOCEPTION.

kinaesthesia

the sense of movement of the body or body parts. Also known as kinaesthesis .

kin·es·the·si·a

, kinesthesis (kin'es-thē'zē-ă, -sis)
1. Sense perception of movement; muscular sense.
2. Illusion of moving in space.
Synonym(s): kinaesthesia, kinaesthesis.
[G. kinēsis, motion, + aisthēsis, sensation]