Medical Dictionary


noun sen·sa·tion \sen-ˈsā-shən, sən-\

Medical Definition of SENSATION

a :  a mental process (as seeing, hearing, or smelling) due to immediate bodily stimulation often as distinguished from awareness of the process—compare perception b :  awareness (as of heat or pain) due to stimulation of a sense organ c :  a state of consciousness of a kind usually due to physical objects or internal bodily changes <a burning sensation in his chest>
:  something (as a physical object, sense-datum, pain, or afterimage) that causes or is the object of sensation


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