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Area

The size of a two-dimensional space. One calculates the area by multiplying the area's length by its width.

area

A measurement of the square footage contained within certain boundaries.
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The interruption of the connection between joint and cerebellum or between somatosensory areas and posterior parietal cortex generates a suitable environment for irregular bone formation.
Or phantom-limb pain may result from a remapping of somatosensory areas that accidentally infringes on nearby pain centers, contends Vilayanur S.
For instance, some epileptics with disturbances of the primary or secondary somatosensory areas - two structures involved in bodily sensation and located near the brain's midpoint - experience pain during seizures.