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A type of sensory receptor encapsulated or enclosed in epithelial or connective tissue.
Receptors that detect touch, pressure, heat, cold and pain.
Perceived pain to the body.
A person's perception of pain that can be wrongly projected from an internal organ to the body's surface because the brain cannot pinpoint the source of the pain.
An adaptation to a stimulus or becoming less aware of a stimulus over time.
Pain felt in the skin, skeletal muscles, joints or tendons.
Sensations such as touch, pressure and pain that are detected by sensory receptors in the body.
A location in the cerebrum that interprets somatic sensations.
Pain felt in the internal organs.