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Pronunciation: ā-bar′og-nō′sis

Definition: Loss of ability to appreciate the weight of objects held in the hand, or to differentiate among objects of different weights. When the primary senses are intact, caused by a lesion of the contralateral parietal lobe.

[G. a- priv. + baros, weight, + gnōsis, knowledge]

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