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proprioception

[proh-pree-uh-sep-shuh n] /ˌproʊ pri əˈsɛp ʃən/
noun, Physiology
1.
perception governed by proprioceptors, as awareness of the position of one's body.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; proprio- + (re)ception
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Examples from the web for proprioception
  • proprioception is a sense of how our bodies are positioned.
  • Twitter and other constant-contact media create social proprioception.
  • We still see evidence of vestibular and proprioception problems, but they may diminish over time.
Word Origin and History for proprioception
n.

1906, from proprioceptor, from Latin proprius "own" (see proper) + reception. Coined by English neurophysiologist C.S. Sherrington (1857-1952). Related: Proprioceptive; proprioceptor.

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proprioception in Medicine

proprioception pro·pri·o·cep·tion (prō'prē-ō-sěp'shən)
n.
The unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself.

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proprioception
  (prō'prē-ō-sěp'shən)   
The unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself. In humans, these stimuli are detected by nerves within the body itself, as well as by the semicircular canals of the inner ear.
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