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somatic

 [so-mat´ik]
pertaining to or characteristic of the body (soma).

so·mat·ic

(sō-mat'ik),
1. Relating to the soma or trunk, the wall of the body cavity, or the body in general. Synonym(s): parietal (2)
2. Relating to or involving the skeleton or skeletal (voluntary) muscle and the innervation of the latter, as distinct from the viscera or visceral (involuntary) muscle and its (autonomic) innervation. Synonym(s): parietal (3)
3. Relating to the vegetative, as distinguished from the generative, functions.
[G. sōmatikos, bodily]

somatic

/so·mat·ic/ (so-mat´ik)
1. pertaining to or characteristic of the soma or body.
2. pertaining to the body wall in contrast to the viscera.

somatic

(sō-măt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or affecting the body, especially as distinguished from a body part, the mind, or the environment; corporeal or physical.
2. Of or relating to the wall of the body cavity, especially as distinguished from the head, limbs, or viscera.
3. Of or relating to the portion of the vertebrate nervous system that regulates voluntary movement.
4. Of or relating to a somatic cell or the somatoplasm.

so·mat′i·cal·ly adv.

somatic

somatic

adjective Pertaining to
1. The body.
2. Not the viscera.

so·mat·ic

(sō-mat'ik)
1. Relating to the soma or trunk, the wall of the body cavity, or the body in general.
Synonym(s): parietal (2) .
2. Relating to or involving the skeleton or skeletal (voluntary) muscle and the innervation of the latter, as distinct from the viscera or visceral (involuntary) muscle and its (autonomic) innervation.
Synonym(s): parietal (3) .
3. Relating to the vegetative, as distinguished from the generative, functions.
[G. sōmatikos, bodily]

somatic

1. Pertaining to the body (soma), as opposed to the mind (psyche).
2. Pertaining to general body cells that divide by MITOSIS, as distinct from ova and spermatozoa that are formed by MEIOSIS. All the body cells except those in the ovaries and testes that produce ova and spermatozoa.
3. Relating to the outer walls or framework of the body.

somatic

  1. of or relating to the SOMA.
  2. of or relating to the human body as distinct from the mind.

somatic

adj 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.

somatic

musculoskeletal parts of the body (in contrast to the visceral parts)

so·mat·ic

(sō-mat'ik)
1. Relating to soma or trunk, wall of the body cavity, or body in general.
2. Relating to or involving the skeleton or skeletal muscle and innervation of the latter.
[G. sōmatikos, bodily]

somatic (sōmat´ik),

n derived from
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.

somatic

1. pertaining to or characteristic of the body or soma.
2. pertaining to the body wall, not the viscera.

somatic afferent system
the system of sensory neurons scattered around the body and responding to pain, touch, temperature and other external stimuli.
somatic cell
see somatic cell.
somatic cell count (SCC)
measurement of somatic cells in milk. An indication of mastitis. See also linear score.
somatic cell hybridization
fusion in the laboratory of two different populations of somatic cells.
somatic mutation
see somatic mutation.
somatic myoneural junction
somatic nerves
nerves supplying the body wall and limbs.
somatic pain
pain emanating from muscles, skeleton, skin; pain in the parts of the body other than the viscera.
somatic sensation
central perceptions of sensory stimuli from the body wall and limbs include touch, temperature, tickle, itch, pain, conscious proprioception.
somatic theory
this postulates that very few immunoglobulins are inherited but there is great diversification in differentiating somatic cells.

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.

A. Depression may be part of a wider problem. Perhps stress headaches or migraine headaches or something like that is causing the vision problem. Tension will cause your muscles to lock up. Some of the tension headaches I have had made me think I was not seeing so good. It was like a pain all the way around and across the top of my nead. My doctor readily recognized that symptom and gave me a presscription for them, and it has worked well on them, something called Dolgic.

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The urinary sphincter, composed of an internal component, a continuation of detrusor smooth muscle that converges to form a thickened bladder neck controlled by the autonomic nervous system, and a somatically controlled external component (striated muscle), must relax to allow for the contracting bladder to expel its load.
A possible explanation for the faster growth observed in the M class would be that these seeds would not be sexually mature presenting preferential somatically growth, while those in the L class allocate energy for reproduction (gametogenic growth) reducing the somatic growth rhythm and making the growth in this latter class less evident.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, Anderson sad that men want to be emotionally monogamous, though their 'body craves sex with other people somatically.
When dealing with families that have been somatically fixated, it's important to initially focus on the symptoms, while not getting dragged into the way that the symptoms have become a centrally organizing event for the family.
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Renewed respect for the integrative complexity of this act--attending to the text as if every syllable might matter somatically as well as semantically--can strengthen a teacher's forbearance and resolve at once.
According to this model, the expectation was that tumor antigens recognized by the lymphocytes infiltrating the tumors should be derived from oncogenic viruses or from somatically mutated genes generated during the processes of carcinogenesis.