Definition of somatosensory in English:

somatosensory

Line breaks: som¦ato|sen¦sory
Pronunciation: /ˌsəʊmətə(ʊ)ˈsɛns(ə)ri
 
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adjective

Physiology
  • Relating to or denoting a sensation (such as pressure, pain, or warmth) which can occur anywhere in the body, in contrast to one localized at a sense organ (such as sight, balance, or taste). Also called somaesthetic.
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    • As in the olfactory system, somatosensory sensations can be induced by many foods through trigeminal nerve fibers in the tongue and oral cavity.
    • The patient's painful somatosensory state eventually can become a preoccupation; the pain may even become the pivotal point of existence.
    • Modern surgery is accompanied by spinal cord monitoring using somatosensory and motor-evoked potentials, thereby decreasing the rate of neurologic injury to one in 7,000 procedures.

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