2014 Somatosensation

Overview

SOMATOSENSATION refers to the process that conveys information regarding the body surface and its interaction with the environment. It can be subdivided into:
  • MECHANORECEPTION - also called discriminative touch
  • THERMOSENSATION - temperature
  • NOCICEPTION - painful: mainly chemical, but also mechanical and thermal
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