proprioception

[ proh-pree-uh-sep-shuh n ]
/ ˌproʊ pri əˈsɛp ʃən /

noun Physiology.

perception governed by proprioceptors, as awareness of the position of one's body.

Origin of proprioception

First recorded in 1905–10; proprio- + (re)ception
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Medicine definitions for proprioception

proprioception

[ prō′prē-ō-sĕpshən ]

n.

The unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself.

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Science definitions for proprioception

proprioception

[ prō′prē-ō-sĕpshən ]

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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