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kinesthesia

 [kin″es-the´zhah]
the sense by which position, weight, and movement are perceived. adj., adj kinesthet´ic.

kin·es·the·si·a

(kin'es-thē'zē-ă),
1. The sense perception of movement; the muscular sense.
2. An illusion of moving in space.
Synonym(s): kinesthesis
[G. kinēsis, motion, + aisthēsis, sensation]

kinesthesia

/kin·es·the·sia/ (kin″es-the´zhah)
1. the awareness of position, weight, tension and movement.
2. movement sense.kinesthet´ic

kinesthesia

(kĭn′ĭs-thē′zhə, kī′nĭs-)
n.
The sense that detects bodily position, weight, or movement of the muscles, tendons, and joints.

kin′es·thet′ic (-thĕt′ĭk) adj.
kin′es·thet′i·cal·ly adv.

kinesthesia

[kin′esthē′zhə]
Etymology: Gk, kinesis, motion, aisthesis, feeling
the perception of one's own body parts, weight, and movement. Also spelled 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.

kin·es·the·si·a

(kin'es-thē'zē-ă)
1. The sense perception of movement; the muscular sense.
2. An illusion of moving in space.
Synonym(s): kinaesthesia.
[G. kinēsis, motion, + aisthēsis, sensation]

kinesthesia (kiˈ·ns·thēˑ·sē·),

n the sense through which somatic elements such as body position, muscle tension, and weight are perceived.

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]

kinesthesia

the sense by which position, weight and movement are perceived.
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DISCUSSION: Most of the studies on Proprioceptive function assessment in ACL insufficient limbs have assessed joint position sense and kinesthesia.
Improving kinesthesia produces finer coordination, which trumps brute strength when playing any instrument healthfully, with fluidity, economy of motion and ease.
Our results correlate with the results of these studies, with no differences found between the limbs with respect to joint position sense and kinesthesia (45,46) in active individuals [teenage female gymnasts (46), a mixed group of male and female elite athletes (22,23), and female handball players (47)].
Proprioception tests were performed during passive repositioning and kinesthesia using a continuous passive motion (CPM) apparatus.
It's been widely suggested that adding sensory modalities such as touch or kinesthesia [sensation of movement] may lead to improvements in control.
Other subjects are functional adaptive sequential testing, a criterion setting theory of discrimination learning that accounts for anisotropics and context effects, and kinesthesia in visual orientation discrimination.
Sherrington proposed that proprioception was made up of two subcomponents--position sense and kinesthesia [38].
Revel M, Minguet M, Gergoy P, Vaillant J, Manuel JL (1994) Changes in cervicocephalic kinesthesia after a proprioceptive rehabilitation program in patients with neck pain: a randomized controlled study.
Without apperception there are no impressions, and without kinesthesia there are no apperceptions.
In physical culture, especially the new art of modern dance, kinesthesia was theorized as a modern modality of perception; influential dance theorist Rudolph Laban defined it as "the sense by which we perceive muscular effort, movement, and position in space" (111).
touch, kinesthesia, or hearing) or verbal--cognitive processes.