Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,
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Friday word: proprioception

Took a class today, and I bring you a word mentioned during the class:

proprioception

[prō′prē ə seps̸hən]




noun

Physiol. the normal awareness of one's posture, movement, balance, and location based on the sensations received by the proprioceptors
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


proprioception






Noun

(countable and uncountable, plural proprioceptions)


  1. The sense of the position of parts of the body, relative to other neighbouring parts of the body.

Origin

From Latin proprius (“one's own").
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In other words, what is sometimes referred to as "sixth sense" in medicine--if you close your eyes, you can still describe if you're sitting or standing, and how your legs or arms are positioned. That's proprioception.

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