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Term:
sensory perception of touch (GO:0050975)
Annotations: Rat: (7) Mouse: (6) Human: (6) Chinchilla: (6) Bonobo: (6) Dog: (6) Squirrel: (6) Pig: (6)
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
detection of mechanical stimulus involved in sensory perception +   
magnetoreception by sensory perception of mechanical stimulus +  
sensory perception of sound +   
sensory perception of touch +   
The series of events required for an organism to receive a touch stimulus, convert it to a molecular signal, and recognize and characterize the signal. This is a neurological process. The perception of touch in animals is mediated by mechanoreceptors in the skin and mucous membranes and is the sense by which contact with objects gives evidence as to certain of their qualities. Different types of touch can be perceived (for example, light, coarse, pressure and tickling) and the stimulus may be external or internal (e.g. the feeling of a full stomach).
sensory perception of wind +  

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: perception of touch ;   tactile sense ;   taction ;   tactition
Xrefs: Wikipedia:Touch
Definition Sources: GOC:ai

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