Gerstmann's syndrome


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Gerstmann's syndrome

[gerst′mänz]
Etymology: Josef Gerstmann, Austrian neurologist, 1887-1969
a combination of finger agnosia, right-left disorientation, agraphia, acalculia, and often constructional apraxia. It is often associated with dominant parietal lobe lesions. See also acalculia, agraphia, constructional apraxia, finger agnosia.

Gerstmann's syndrome

A combination of agraphia, right-left disorientation, finger agnosia and acalculia caused by a parietal lobe tumour. (Josef Gerstmann, 1887–1969, Austrian neurologist.
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The court heard the boy may be suffering a brain disorder called Gerstmann's syndrome.