so·ma·tog·no·sis (so″mə-tog-noґsis) [somato- + Gr. gnōsis recognition] the general feeling of the existence of one's body and of the functioning of the organs. Called also cenesthesia, somatesthesia, somesthesia, and body or sixth sense.

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