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so·ma·to·sen·so·ry

(sō'mă-tō-sen'sō-rē),
Sensation relating to the body's superficial and deep parts as contrasted to specialized senses such as sight.
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somatosensory

(sə-măt′ə-sĕn′sə-rē, sō′mə-tə-)
adj.
Of or relating to the perception of sensory stimuli from the skin and internal organs: the somatosensory area of the cerebral cortex.
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so·ma·to·sen·so·ry

(sō'mă-tō-sen'sŏr-ē)
Sensation relating to the body's superficial and deep parts in contrast to specialized senses, such as sight.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

so·ma·to·sen·so·ry

(sō'mă-tō-sen'sŏr-ē)
Sensation relating to body's superficial and deep parts.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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[23] integrated the drawing games and somatosensory system, so the students could paint via moving their limbs.
Investigation of the sources of instability in patients with DN has shown the need to rehabilitate their somatosensory system and ankle movement strategy [4].
The avian somatosensory system: the pathway from wing to Wulst in a passerine (Chloris chloris).
"We do six tests to try and isolate problems, whether they are in the vestibular, the visual, or the somatosensory system. The tests help to tell us which system the patient is utilizing the most, and which they may not be using at all."
The somatosensory system, a sensory system in the skin, mediates the senses of pain and temperature.
For example, many injuries that result in a loss of visual processing ability leave unscathed the somatosensory system responsible for such senses as touch, taste and smell -- senses that can prove helpful in the relearning process when visual processing becomes impaired.
This review addresses the specific question how social cues influence the functional architecture and plasticity of the human somatosensory system. Social neuroscience is a rapidly developing field, but the specific influence of social cues on somatosensory perception is still an underinvestigated topic.
The somatosensory system is comprised of elements of the peripheral nervous system and central nervous system that serve the modalities of touch, vibration, temperature, pain and kinesthesia.
Previous sub-threshold inputs from the somatosensory system begin to generate potentials from the dorsal horn to the central nerve system.
These sensory systems include the olfactory system, which detects odors, and the somatosensory system, responsible for detecting irritants, chemicals that cause pain, tingling, burning, stinging, or prickling.
One potentially promising method for assessing the mechanisms that contribute to the development and/or maintenance of neuropathic pain after SCI is the use of quantitative sensory testing (QST) to evaluate the hypoand hypersensitivity of the somatosensory system [11].

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