anosognosia

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anosognosia

 [an-o″so-no´zhah]
unawareness or denial of a neurological deficit, such as hemiplegia.

a·no·sog·no·si·a

(ă-nō'sog-nō'sē-ă), In the diphthong gn, the g is silent only at the beginning of a word.
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]

anosognosia

/ano·sog·no·sia/ (an-o″so-no´zhah) unawareness or denial of a neurological deficit, such as hemiplegia.anosogno´sic

anosognosia

(ə-nō′sŏg-nō′zē-ə, -zhə)
n.
Real or feigned ignorance of the presence of disease, especially of paralysis.

a·no′sog·no′sic (-nō′zĭk) adj.

anosognosia

[an′əsog·nō′zhə]
Etymology: Gk, a + nosos, not disease, gnosis, knowing
a lack of awareness or a denial of a neurological defect or illness in general, especially paralysis, on one side of the body. It may be attributable to a lesion in the right parietal lobe.

anosognosia

An apparent unawareness or denial of a functional neurological deficit (e.g., hemiplegia, hemianopia).

a·no·sog·no·si·a

(ă-nōsog-nōsē-ă)
Ignorance of the presence of disease, specifically of paralysis. Most often seen in patients with nondominant parietal lobe lesions, who deny their hemiparesis.
[G. a- priv. + nosos, disease, + gnōsis, knowledge]
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Anosognosiacs are a subset of patients who have suffered right-brain stroke damage resulting in paralysis on the left side of the body.
Damasio's theory of a "Gage matrix" also is supported by research on deficits among anosognosiacs, persons with right-hemisphere cortical damage who suffer obvious left-side motor defects (such as paralysis) but who fail consciously to recognize their affliction.