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sensation

 [sen-sa´shun]
an impression produced by impulses conveyed by an afferent nerve to the sensorium.
girdle sensation zonesthesia.
gnostic s's sensations perceived by the more recently developed senses, such as those of light touch and the epicritic sensibility to muscle, joint, and tendon vibrations.
primary sensation that resulting immediately and directly from application of a stimulus.
referred sensation (reflex sensation) one felt elsewhere than at the site of application of a stimulus.
subjective sensation one originating with the organism and not occurring in response to an external stimulus.

pri·mar·y sen·sa·tion

a sensation that is the direct result of a stimulus.

primary sensation

a feeling or impression resulting directly from a particular stimulus. See also sensation, def. 1.

primary sensation

A sensation that results from a direct stimulus.
See also: sensation