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agnosia

Pronunciation: ag-nō′zē-ă

Definition: Impairment of the ability to recognize, or comprehend the meaning of, various sensory stimuli, not attributable to disorders of the primary receptors or general intellect; agnosias are receptive defects caused by lesions in various portions of the cerebrum.

Synonym(s): agnea

[G. ignorance; from a- priv. + gnōsis, knowledge]

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