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proprioception

[proh-pree-uh-sep-shuh n]
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noun Physiology.
  1. perception governed by proprioceptors, as awareness of the position of one's body.
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Origin of proprioception

First recorded in 1905–10; proprio- + (re)ception
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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

(prō′prē-ō-sĕpshən)
n.
  1. The unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself.
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proprioception

[prō′prē-ō-sĕpshən]
  1. 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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