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#500 - 03/19/00 11:08 AM forgotten word
copyboy Offline

Registered: 03/17/00
Posts: 9
What is the word describing the skin's ability to ignore the sensation of objects touching it, like a watchband, or ring, etc. I found this word once, but have forgotten it. Anyone know?

#501 - 03/19/00 12:49 PM Re: forgotten word
cadaver Offline

Registered: 03/17/00
Posts: 23
Loc: Ohio USA
dissociated anesthesia ?

#502 - 03/19/00 04:40 PM Re: forgotten word
copyboy Offline

Registered: 03/17/00
Posts: 9
dissociated anesthesia sounds good but I don't find it in my dictionaries or the online medical dictionaries. I believe the word I had in mind was one word. I just realized I will see my plastic-surgeon nephew when he's in town next week, and maybe he'll know. Thanks

#503 - 03/21/00 04:26 PM Re: forgotten word
Jackie Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11613
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
No, sorry, but your question mede me think of an experiment
I read about. A subject would sit with his/her forearm on a table, but screened from their sight. Close to this, in full view, was a plastic hand. When the experimenter would
tickle the plastic hand, the subject would "feel" it!

#504 - 04/04/00 04:52 PM Re: forgotten word
jjiillll Offline

Registered: 04/04/00
Posts: 1
I have been, for some time now, a quiet observer.
How about tactile agnosia?

#505 - 04/12/00 05:24 PM Re: forgotten word
copyboy Offline

Registered: 03/17/00
Posts: 9
Tactile agnosia is in the ball park but I don't it fits exactly because, according to my medical dictionary, it involves a "loss in sensory perception." My missing word does not involve an abnormal loss, but a normal cessation of feeling. Thanks. Copyboy

#506 - 04/26/00 09:07 PM Re: forgotten word
Philophile Offline

Registered: 04/26/00
Posts: 9
Loc: Richmond, VA, USA
How about "autoanaesthesia"?



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