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Reliability: The ability to reproduce data findings consistently.
Semi-comatose: A state of consciousness in which patients will only respond to persistent and vigorous stimulation. Patients in this state have extensive brain dysfunction.
Sensory Receptors: A sensory nerve ending or a sense organ that produces an impulse when stimulated.
Snellen Chart: A chart that is used to assess vision.
Somatosensation: The ability to perceive sensations from the skin. Sensory receptors and sensory tracts are a few components that allow one to perceive these sensations.
Stereognosis: The ability to perceive and integrate a variety of sensory modalities and interpret the stimuli to identify small objects placed in the hand.
Stupor: A state of consciousness in which the patient is difficult to arouse and, when aroused, is confused. Constant stimulation is required to elicit any type of response.
Summation: An event that occurs when many stimuli that alone are too weak to cause a response build upon one another to create a large enough stimulus to evoke a response.
Synergy: Occurs when two or more components work together to carry out an action.
Tactile: The ability to perceive the sense of touch.
Temperature: A measure of heat within an individual. The normal range for adults is 97.80 ° F to 99.0 ° F.
Thermoreceptors: A sensory receptor that is sensitive to increases or decreases in temperature.
Touch Awareness: Being aware of the tactile senses.
Touch Localization: The ability to determine where tactile sensations are coming from.
Two Point Discrimination: A test in which the examiner determines the smallest distance in which the examinee can discriminate between two different points of contact.