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Somatic may refer to:

  • Somatic (biology), referring to the cells of the body in contrast to the germ line cells
    • Somatic cell, a non-gametic cell in a multicellular organism
  • Somatic nervous system, the portion of the vertebrate nervous system which regulates voluntary movements of the body
  • Somatics, a group of alternative medicine approaches, experiential movement disciplines, and dance techniques
  • Somatic theory, a model of human social behavior

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  • Somatic marker hypothesis, an explanation of how emotions affect decision-making
  • Somatic symptom disorder, aka somatoform disorder, characterized by medically unexplained physical symptoms, and considered to be a mental health issue
  • Somatotype, the now-discredited idea associating body types with human temperament types
  • Psychosomatic medicine, an interdisciplinary medical field exploring the relationships among social, psychological, and behavioral factors on bodily processes and quality of life in humans and animals


  • Hahn Rowe, a musician who has performed as the act, Somatic, releasing an album with a related title (the new body)

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