- The process by which the nature and meaning of sensory stimuli are recognized and interpreted.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- The process of producing an internal, conscious image through stimulating a sensory system; it involves the recognition that stimulation has occurred, and the ability to discriminate various aspects of the stimulus.
Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Awareness of the elements of environment through physical sensation <color perception> <some sensation of perception of the extremity after amputation is felt by 98% of patients -- Orthopedics & Traumatic Surgery>
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.