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somatic

 [so-mat´ik]
pertaining to or characteristic of the body (soma).

so·mat·ic

(sō-mat'ik),
1. Relating to the soma or trunk, the wall of the body cavity, or the body in general. Synonym(s): parietal (2)
2. Relating to or involving the skeleton or skeletal (voluntary) muscle and the innervation of the latter, as distinct from the viscera or visceral (involuntary) muscle and its (autonomic) innervation. Synonym(s): parietal (3)
3. Relating to the vegetative, as distinguished from the generative, functions.
[G. sōmatikos, bodily]

somatic

(sō-măt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or affecting the body, especially as distinguished from a body part, the mind, or the environment; corporeal or physical.
2. Of or relating to the wall of the body cavity, especially as distinguished from the head, limbs, or viscera.
3. Of or relating to the portion of the vertebrate nervous system that regulates voluntary movement.
4. Of or relating to a somatic cell or the somatoplasm.

so·mat′i·cal·ly adv.

somatic

adjective Pertaining to
1. The body.
2. Not the viscera.

so·mat·ic

(sō-mat'ik)
1. Relating to the soma or trunk, the wall of the body cavity, or the body in general.
Synonym(s): parietal (2) .
2. Relating to or involving the skeleton or skeletal (voluntary) muscle and the innervation of the latter, as distinct from the viscera or visceral (involuntary) muscle and its (autonomic) innervation.
Synonym(s): parietal (3) .
3. Relating to the vegetative, as distinguished from the generative, functions.
[G. sōmatikos, bodily]

somatic

1. Pertaining to the body (soma), as opposed to the mind (psyche).
2. Pertaining to general body cells that divide by MITOSIS, as distinct from ova and spermatozoa that are formed by MEIOSIS. All the body cells except those in the ovaries and testes that produce ova and spermatozoa.
3. Relating to the outer walls or framework of the body.

somatic

  1. of or relating to the SOMA.
  2. of or relating to the human body as distinct from the mind.

so·mat·ic

(sō-mat'ik)
1. Relating to soma or trunk, wall of the body cavity, or body in general.
2. Relating to or involving the skeleton or skeletal muscle and innervation of the latter.
[G. sōmatikos, bodily]

Patient discussion about somatic

Q. Can depression cause your sight to narrow and your vision to be very spacey? Can depression cause your sight to narrow and your vision to be very spacey? If not what else may be the factor? If it did not seem to be that you were actually losing your vision and that you needed glasses.

A. Depression may be part of a wider problem. Perhps stress headaches or migraine headaches or something like that is causing the vision problem. Tension will cause your muscles to lock up. Some of the tension headaches I have had made me think I was not seeing so good. It was like a pain all the way around and across the top of my nead. My doctor readily recognized that symptom and gave me a presscription for them, and it has worked well on them, something called Dolgic.

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The plant materials presenting morphological responses after 110 days were transferred to the somatic embryogenesis-induction stage.
For germination, somatic embryos were cultured in 125 ml Erlenmeyer flasks with 20 ml of liquid media consisting of WPM (Woody Plant Medium) salts (Lloyd & McCown, 1980) containing 10 [mgL.sup.-1] L-cysteine, 100 [mgL.sup.-1] hydrolyzed casein, 200 [mgL.sup.-1] malt extract, 250 [mgL.sup.-1] citric acid, 1 [mgL.sup.-1] IBA (indole butyric acid), 1.5 [mgL.sup.-1] 2,4-D (2, 4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid), 2 [mgL.sup.-1] iP ((A/6 (D2-isopentenyl) adenine) and 30 [gL.sup.-1] sucrose with continuous agitation at 100 rpm under a 12 h photoperiod (30 [micro]mol [m.sup.-2] [s.sup.-1]) at 25 [+ or -] 2[degrees]C.
Dance/Movement Therapy and yoga (components of Somatic Therapy) has been researched among survivors of sexual abuse and trauma, and individuals with PTSD, Parkinson's Disease, cancer, and severe mental illness.
"You treat that primary issue, and the somatic disorder melts away," he said.
Similarly, the somatic embryo is suitable for long-range stockpiling methods such as cryopreservation and is an ideal model for genetic transformation research.
[18] In our study, general somatic symptoms (heaviness in limbs, back or head, diffuse backache, loss of energy, and fatigability) and GIT somatic symptoms (loss of appetite, heavy feeling in abdomen, and constipation) were predominantly reported by elderly patients, and the difference was highly statistically significant (OR =7.6, P <0.023 for general and OR = 5.18, and P < 0.049 for GIT somatic symptoms).
The company's paired somatic-germline testing is a single-blood-tube test that can detect acquired (somatic) mutations and inherited (germline) variants in patients with advanced breast, ovarian and other cancers, giving doctors better, more detailed diagnostic information to guide cancer treatment decisions.
In addition to more extensively characterizing two previously identified classes of somatic mutations in iPSCs--clonal mutations derived from the parental cell and copy-number alterations (duplications or deletions of larger portions of a chromosome)--the researchers discovered and characterized two new classes: mutations caused by ultraviolet radiation damage in the parental cell and subclonal mutations that were not present in the parental cell and occurred during iPSC reprogramming.
Using laparoscopy for neurolysis and decompression of somatic nerves affected by endometriosis is a "more accurate and effective treatment" for providing pain relief, Dr.
Leiomyomas of deep somatic soft tissue occur primarily in middle-aged adults, with a mean age of 37 years, and with equal distribution among the genders [10].
Few somatic mutations were identified (an average of 7 mutations per sample) while several copy number alterations were detected, with losses of chr1, chr3, and chr17 being the most recurrent.