Medical Dictionary

somatesthesia so·ma·tes·the·sia (sō'mə-tĭs-thē'zhə) or so·mes·the·sia (sō'mĭs-)
Consciousness of one's body; awareness of body sensation.

so'ma·tes·thet'ic (-thět'ĭk) adj.
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1. the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations; "he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes" [syn: somesthesia
2. the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs [syn: somesthesia
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