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proprioception

 [pro″pre-o-sep´shun]
perception mediated by proprioceptors or proprioceptive tissues.

pro·pri·o·cep·tion

(prō'prē-ō-sep'shŭn),
A sense or perception, usually at a subconscious level, of the movements and position of the body and especially its limbs, independent of vision; this sense is gained primarily from input from sensory nerve terminals in muscles and tendons (muscle spindles) and the fibrous capsule of joints combined with input from the vestibular apparatus.

proprioception

/pro·prio·cep·tion/ (pro″pre-o-sep´shun) perception mediated by proprioceptors or proprioceptive tissues.

proprioception

(prō′prē-ō-sĕp′shən)
n.
The unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself.

proprioception

[prō′prē·əsep′shən]
Etymology: L, proprius, one's own, capere, to take
sensation pertaining to stimuli originating from within the body related to spatial position and muscular activity or to the sensory receptors that they activate. Compare exteroceptive, interoceptive. See also autotopagnosia.

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.

proprioception

Neurology The subconscious sensation of body and limb movement and position, obtained from non-visual sensory input from muscle spindles and joint capsules

pro·pri·o·cep·tion

(prō'prē-ō-sep'shŭn)
A sense or perception, usually at a subconscious level, of the movements and position of the body and especially its limbs, independent of vision; this sense is gained primarily from input from sensory nerve terminals in muscles and tendons (muscle spindles) and the fibrous capsule of joints combined with input from the vestibular apparatus.
See also: exteroceptor

proprioception

Awareness of the position in space, and of the relation to the rest of the body, of any body part. Proprioceptive information is essential to the normal functioning of the body's mechanical control system and is normally acquired unconsciously from sense receptors in the muscles, joints, tendons and the balance organ of the inner ear.

proprioception

sense of orientation and awareness of one's surroundings; innate sense of the relationship of body parts with one another via sensory input from proprioceptive nerve endings in muscles, tendons and joint capsules

proprioception,

n the kinesthetic sense. The sense that deals with sensations of body position, posture, balance, and motion.

proprioception 

Awareness of posture, balance or position due to the reception of stimuli, produced within the organism, which stimulate receptors (called proprioceptors) located within muscles, tendons, joints and the vestibular apparatus of the inner ear. The precise role of proprioception regarding the visual apparatus is uncertain. See Table N1; tonic neck reflex.

proprioception

perception mediated by proprioceptors or proprioceptive tissues.
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