cenesthesia


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cenesthesia

 [sen″es-the´zhah]
the general sense of normal functioning of body organs. Called also somesthesia, somatesthesia, and somatognosis. adj., adj cenesthe´sic, cenesthet´ic.

ce·nes·the·si·a

(sē'nes-thē'zē-ă),
The general sense of bodily existence; the sensation caused by the functioning of the internal organs.
Synonym(s): coenesthesia
[G. koinos, common, + aisthēsis, sensation]

cenesthesia

/ce·nes·the·sia/ (sen″es-the´zhah) somatognosis.cenesthe´siccenesthe´tic

cenesthesia

[sē′nesthē′zhə]
Etymology: Gk, kenos, empty, aisthesis, feeling
the general sense of existing, derived as the aggregate of all the various stimuli and reactions throughout the body at any specific moment to produce a feeling of health or of illness. Also called cenesthesis, coenesthesis.

cenesthesia

An obsolete term for:
(1) Body sense, or “sixth” sense;  
(2) An abnormal sensation of euphoria or malaise, as may occur in delirium.

ce·nes·the·si·a

(sē'nes-thē'zē-ă)
The general sense of bodily existence; the sensation caused by the functioning of the internal organs.
Synonym(s): cenaesthesia.
[G. koinos, common, + aisthēsis, sensation]