autotopagnosia


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autotopagnosia

 [aw″to-top-ag-no´zhah]
inability to orient correctly different parts of the body.

au·to·top·ag·no·si·a

(aw'tō-top'ag-nō'zē-ă), In the diphthong gn, the g is silent only at the beginning of a word.
Inability to recognize or to orient any part of one's own body; caused by a parietal lobe lesion. Compare: somatotopagnosis.
[auto- + G. topos, place, + G. a- priv. + gnōsis]

autotopagnosia

[ô′tōtop′əg·nō′zhə]
Etymology: Gk, autos + topos, place, a + gnosis, without knowledge
the inability to recognize or localize the various body parts because of organic brain damage. It is associated generally with lesions of the dominant hemisphere and may be an effect of some cases of cerebrovascular accident. It is also characterized by a loss of ability to distinguish left from right, manifested during a neurological examination when the patient is unable to perform a task such as touching the right ear with the left thumb. Retraining involves touching various parts of the patient's body and asking the patient to identify the area touched and by having the patient assemble human figure puzzles. Also called body-image agnosia, body-scheme disorder. See also agnosia, proprioception.

au·to·top·ag·no·sia

(aw'tō-top'ag-nō'zē-ă)
Inability to recognize or to orient any part of one's own body; caused by a parietal lobe lesion.
Compare: somatotopagnosis
[auto- + G. topos, place, + G. a- priv. + gnōsis]

autotopagnosia

Inability of a person to identify his own body parts, such as nose, ear, chin, etc. This is usually the result of a neurological defect. From the Greek auto , self and topos , place.

autotopagnosia

inability to orient correctly different parts of the body.