somatosensory system

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somatosensory system

the components of the central and peripheral nervous systems that receive and interpret sensory information from organs in the joints, ligaments, muscles, and skin. This system processes information about the length, degree of stretch, tension, and contraction of muscles; pain; temperature; pressure; and joint position.
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In contrast, exposure-induced changes in upper airway somatosensation, mediated through activation of free nerve endings of the trigeminal nerve in nasal mucosa, have been less well documented.
To rehabilitate balance effectively in patients with DN, one must consider the subclinical constraints imposed by altered somatosensation and disordered balance relative to normal CNS strategies.