The sensation felt in muscle when it is contracting; awareness of movement or activity in muscles or joints; sense of position or movement mediated in large part by the posterior columns and medial lemniscus.

See: bathyesthesia.

Synonyms: deep sensibility, kinesthetic sense, mesoblastic sensibility, muscular sense, myoesthesis, myoesthesia.

Origin: G. Mys, muscle, + aisthesis, sensation

(05 Mar 2000)

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