Relating to anosognosia.
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Relating to anosognosia.
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(a-no?sog-no'ze-a, zha) [ ¹an- + noso- + Gr. gnosis, knowledge + -ia]
The apparent denial or unawareness of one's own neurological defect. anosognosic (-no'zik), adjective

visual anosognosia

A neurological syndrome in which patients who cannot see deny that they are blind. An excuse such as “I lost my glasses” may be offered. The lesion is in the visual association areas of the cortex of the brain. Synonym: Anton's syndrome
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