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amusia

 [a-mu´ze-ah]
loss of ability to produce (motor amusia) or to recognize (sensory amusia) musical sounds.

a·mu·si·a

(ă-mū'zē-ă),
A form of aphasia characterized by an inability to produce or recognize music.
[G. a- priv. + mousa, music]

amusia

The preferred term for the inability to distinguish among different musical notes, making it impossible to sing or play a musical instrument; tone deafness.

Amusia
Sensory amusia—The external input is defective, due to either:
• Inability to read musical notation (musical alexia, music blindness, musical blindness, note blindness, receptive amusia); or
• Inability to interpret musical sounds (a condition for which the term tone deafness is most appropriate).
 
Motor amusia—The internal component or ability to generate music is defective, divided into:
• Vocal amusia; and
• Instrumental amusia.

amusia

Neurology Inability to recognize or produce music. See Tone-deafness.

a·mu·sia

(ā-mū'zē-ă)
A form of aphasia characterized by an inability to produce or recognize music.
[G. a- priv. + mousa, music]
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