Somatic Senses

Science / Biology / Somatic Senses: All senses except vision, hearing, taste, and smell; include pain, temperature, and pressure.

Somatic Nervous System

Science / Biology / Somatic Nervous System: The portion of the peripheral nervous system consisting of the motor neuron pathways that innervate skeletal muscles. MORE

Somatic Mutation

Science / Genetics / Somatic Mutation: A mutation occurring in any cell that is not destined to become a germ cell: if the mutant cell continues to divide, the individual will come to contain a patch of tissue of genotype different from th MORE

Somatic Hallucination

Science / Psychiatry / Somatic Hallucination: A hallucination involving the perception of a physical experience localized within the body (such as a feeling of electricity). A somatic hallucination is to be distinguished from physical sensations MORE

Somatic Growth

Science / Marine Biology / Somatic Growth: Growth of the body, exclusive of gametes MORE

Somatic Passivity

Science / Psychiatry / Somatic Passivity: delusional belief that one is a passive recipient of bodily sensations from an external agency MORE

Somatic Psychology

Health / Massage / Somatic Psychology: This is a body-based orientation that facilitates the client’s therapeutic process. A client session is directed to the body experience that references the body as a resource. The therapist shifts t MORE

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