superficial sensation

superficial sensation

the awareness or perception of feelings in the superficial layers of the skin in response to touch, pressure, temperature, and pain. Such sensations are conveyed to the brain via the spinothalamic system. Compare deep sensation.
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Superficial tactile sensation
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His superficial sensation, proprioception and deep tendon reflexes were normal.
Movies are about stunts and effects rather than plot and character, tailored for a world more interested in superficial sensation than ideas and understanding.

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