prosopagnosia

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prosopagnosia

 [pros″o-pag-no´se-ah]
inability to recognize the faces of other people or one's own features in a mirror, due to damage to the underside of both occipital lobes.

pros·o·pag·no·si·a

(pros'ō-pag-nō'sē-ă),
Difficulty in recognizing familiar faces.
[prosop- + G. a- priv. + gnōsis, recognition]

prosopagnosia

/proso·pag·no·sia/ (-pag-no´se-ah) inability to recognize faces due to damage to the underside of both occipital lobes.

prosopagnosia

(prŏs′ə-păg-nō′zē-ə, -zhə, prō′-)
n.
A disorder characterized by the inability to recognize people by their faces. In some cases it is present at birth, and in others it is the result of a brain injury. Also called face blindness.

pro′so·pag·no′sic (-zĭk), pro′so·pag·no′si·ac′ (-zē-ăk′) adj. & n.

prosopagnosia

Neurology Inability to recognize familiar faces unexplained by defective visual acuity or ↓ consciousness or alertness

pros·o·pag·no·si·a

(pros'ŏ-pag-nō'zē-ă)
Difficulty in recognizing familiar faces.
[prosop- + G. a- priv. + gnōsis, recognition]

prosopagnosia 

Inability to recognize faces. It may be due to a lesion in one area of the inferotemporal (IT) cortex. See agnosia.