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An adaptation to a stimulus or becoming less aware of a stimulus over time.
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.
Pain felt in the internal organs.
Pain felt in the skin, skeletal muscles, joints or tendons.
Perceived pain to the body.
A type of sensory receptor encapsulated or enclosed in epithelial or connective tissue.
Receptors that detect touch, pressure, heat, cold and pain.
A location in the cerebrum that interprets somatic sensations.
Sensations such as touch, pressure and pain that are detected by sensory receptors in the body.