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sensation

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noun sen·sa·tion \sen-ˈsā-shən, sən-\

Medical Definition of sensation

  1. 1a:  a mental process (as seeing, hearing, or smelling) resulting from the immediate external stimulation of a sense organ often as distinguised from a conscious awareness of the sensory process—compare perceptionb:  awareness (as of heat or pain) due to stimulation of a sense organc:  a state of consciousness due to internal bodily changes <a sensation of hunger>

  2. 2:  something (as a physical stimulus, sense-datum, pain, or afterimage) that causes or is the object of sensation





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