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Impairment of the ability to recognize, or comprehend the meaning of, various sensory stimuli, not attributable to disorders of the primary receptors or general intellect; agnosias are receptive defects caused by lesions in various portions of the cerebrum.
[G. ignorance; from a- priv. + gnōsis, knowledge]
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agneaAn obsolete term for the inability to recognise people and/or objects, or the inability to interpret the significance of sensory information; agnosia.
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Inability to recognize objects.
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