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somaticadjective Pertaining to
Synonym(s): parietal (2) .
Synonym(s): parietal (3) .
- of or relating to the SOMA.
- of or relating to the human body as distinct from the mind.
somaticadj from soma n , derived from the Greek for 'body'; used to refer to (1) the body as distinct from the mind (e.g. as in 'psychosomatic', ascribing physical symptoms to mental causes); (2) the substance of the body, excluding the internal organs, i.e. as distinct from visceral. Hence somatic nerves, the components of the peripheral nervous system both sensory and motor, that serve the skin and musculoskeletal structures.
somaticmusculoskeletal parts of the body (in contrast to the visceral parts)
soma, meaning the body, as distinguished from the mind. Pertains to the framework of the body as distinguished from the viscera; hence the term
somatic nerves describes the nerves associated with the musculoskeletal function of the muscles of the body.
Patient discussion about somatic
Q. Can depression cause your sight to narrow and your vision to be very spacey? Can depression cause your sight to narrow and your vision to be very spacey? If not what else may be the factor? If it did not seem to be that you were actually losing your vision and that you needed glasses.