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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

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

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 

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.
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Dancers have demonstrated greater upper and lower extremity proprioception than controls, (23,24) but no studies to date have compared proprioception between hypermobile and non-hypermobile dancers.
The effect of recurrent ankle inversion sprain and taping on proprioception at the ankle.
Despite superior clinical and functional results over TKA [4], unicompartmental knee resurfacing does not comprise better proprioception [19, 20] than TKA.
Although it is an internal subconscious mechanism, proprioception is real, observable and measurable.
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The choice of control system for the multimovement prosthesis: extended physiological proprioception (EPP).
Proprioception has been defined as a specialized variation of the sensory modality of touch that includes the sensation of joint movement and joint position (21).
Ankle proprioception is critical to maintaining balance during functional activities such as standing and walking [1, 2].
Based on the evidence presented, we thus hypothesized that the DB group may show significantly better outcomes in balance ability and proprioception than the SB group, while the augmentation group results would be similar to those for the DB group.
An abnormality of proprioception, which is the sense that tells the brain the position of your body.