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amusia

 [a-mu´ze-ah]
loss of ability to produce (motor amusia) or to recognize (sensory amusia) musical sounds.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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.
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amusia

Neurology Inability to recognize or produce music. See Tone-deafness.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012