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Pronunciation: ă-nō′sog-nō′sē-ă

Definition: Ignorance of the presence of disease, specifically of paralysis. Most often seen in patients with nondominant parietal lobe lesions, who deny presence of hemiparesis.

[G. a- priv. + nosos, disease, + gnōsis, knowledge]

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