paramnesia


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paramnesia

 [par″am-ne´zhah]
a disturbance of memory in which reality and fantasy are confused.

par·am·ne·si·a

(par'am-nē'zē-ă),
False recollection, as of events that have never occurred or partial forgetting of events that have occurred.
[para- + G. amnēsia, forgetfulness]

paramnesia

/par·am·ne·sia/ (par″am-ne´zhah) a disturbance of memory in which reality and fantasy are confused.

paramnesia

(păr′ăm-nē′zhə)
n.
1. A distortion of memory in which fantasy and objective experience are confused.
2. An inability to recall the meanings of common words.

paramnesia

[per′amnē′zhə]
Etymology: Gk, para + amnesia, forgetfulness
1 a perversion of memory in which one believes that one remembers events and circumstances that never actually occurred. Compare déjà vu.
2 a condition in which words are remembered and used without comprehension of their meaning.

par·am·ne·si·a

(par'am-nē'zē-ă)
False recollection, as of events that have never occurred.
[para- + G. amnēsia, forgetfulness]

paramnesia

A memory disturbance in which fantasy is recollected as experience. Paramnesia often has elements of DEJA VU.
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