sensation

(redirected from sensation disturbance)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sen·sa·tion

(sen-sā'shŭn),
A feeling; the translation into consciousness of the effects of a stimulus exciting any of the organs of sense.
[L. sensatio, perception, feeling, fr. sentio, to perceive, feel]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sensation

(sĕn-sā′shən)
n.
a. A perception associated with stimulation of a sense organ or with a specific body condition: the sensation of heat; a visual sensation.
b. The faculty to feel or perceive; physical sensibility: The patient has very little sensation left in the right leg.
c. An indefinite generalized body feeling: a sensation of lightness.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

sensation

Homeopathy
A general term for the quality of a symptom; for example, a pain can be burning, throbbing, tearing and so on.

Mainstream medicine
The conscious recognition of a physical (audio, chemical, electrical, mechanical, visual) stimulation that excites a sense organ.

Psychology
The mental and emotional experience associated with a sound, light or other simple stimulus, and the initial information-processing steps by which sense organs and neural pathways receive stimulus information from the environment.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

sensation

Mainstream medicine The conscious recognition of a physical–audio, chemical, electrical, mechanical, visual stimulation which excites a sense organ. See Epicritic sensation.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

sen·sa·tion

(sen-sā'shŭn)
A feeling; the translation into consciousness of the effects of a stimulus exciting any of the organs of sense.
[L. sensatio, perception, feeling, fr. sentio, to perceive, feel]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sensation

The conscious experience produced by the stimulation of any sense organ such as the eye, ear, nose, tongue, skin, or any internal sensory receptor.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

sensation 

The conscious response to the effect of a stimulus exciting any sense organ. See perception.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

sen·sa·tion

(sen-sā'shŭn)
A feeling; translation into consciousness of effects of a stimulus exciting any of the organs of sense.
[L. sensatio, perception, feeling, fr. sentio, to perceive, feel]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about sensation

Q. What causes a warm sensation in your foot I have a warm sensation at sole of left foot lasting 5-10 second From time to time I get a warm sensation at the sole of my foot lasting about 5-10 seconds. Started about 2 months ago.

A. Frankly? Although it's tempting to try to give you diagnosis here, these kinds of complaints are so varied and can point to so many different directions I would refrain from doing it. In my opinion you should see a doctor. It's impossible to give a diagnosis based on one line. Sorry...

More discussions about sensation
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.