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sensibility

 [sen″sĭ-bil´ĭ-te]
susceptibility of feeling; ability to feel or perceive.
deep sensibility the sensibility of deep tissue (such as muscles or tendons) to pressure, pain, and movement.
epicritic sensibility the sensibility to gentle stimulations permitting fine discriminations of touch and temperature, localized in the skin.
proprioceptive sensibility the sensibility afforded by receptors in muscles, joints, and other parts, by which one is made aware of their position and state.
protopathic sensibility the sensibility to strong stimulations of pain and temperature; it is low in degree and poorly localized, existing in the skin and in the viscera, and acting as a defensive agency against pathologic changes in the tissues.
somesthetic sensibility proprioceptive sensibility.
splanchnesthetic sensibility the sensibility to stimuli received by splanchnic receptors.
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·si·bil·i·ty

(sen'si-bil'i-tē),
The consciousness of sensation; the capability of perceiving sensible stimuli.
[L. sensibilitas]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sen·si·bil·i·ty

(sens'i-bil'i-tē)
The consciousness of sensation; the capability of perceiving sensible stimuli.
[L. sensibilitas]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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