acatamathesia


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acatamathesia

 [ah-kat″ah-mah-the´zhah]
1. loss or impairment of the power to understand speech.
2. impairment of any one of the perceptive faculties, due to a central lesion.

acatamathesia

A little-used term in the working medical parlance for psychogenic (global) loss of comprehension or perception.

acatamathesia

Impairment of understanding or perception, as occurs in sensory APHASIA.