subjective sensation


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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.

subjective sensation

a feeling or impression that is not associated with or does not directly result from any external stimulus. See also sensation, def. 1.

sub·jec·tive sen·sa·tion

(sŭb-jek'tiv sen-sā'shŭn)
A sensation not readily referable to a denotably verifiable stimulus.

subjective sensation

A sensation that does not result from any external stimulus and is perceptible only by the subject. Synonym: internal sensation
See also: sensation
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