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Related to kinaesthesia: kinesthesia, proprioception
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.
kinaesthesiaPerception of bodily movement, or of the sensation of movement. Compare PROPRIOCEPTION.
kinaesthesiathe 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.
[G. kinēsis, motion, + aisthēsis, sensation]