a psychoticlike condition, without the symptoms and signs of a traditional psychosis, occurring typically in prisoners who feign insanity; for example, such a person, when asked to multiply 6 times 4, will give 23 as the answer, or will call a key a lock. See: malingering, factitious disorder.
Synonym(s): nonsense syndrome, syndrome of approximate relevant answers, syndrome of deviously relevant answers
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nonsense syndromeGanser syndrome Psychiatry A condition in which a person gives 'astonishingly' incorrect answers to simple questions; although considered to be factitious in nature, 'nonsense Sx' may occur in hysteria, schizophrenia, or transiently in normal subjects under stress or when fatigued. Cf Factitious 'diseases. '.
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Ganser,Siegbert J.M., German psychiatrist, 1853-1931.
basal nucleus of Ganser - a group of large cells in the innominate substance, ventral to the lentiform nucleus. Synonym(s): nucleus basalis of Ganser
Ganser commissures - the commissural fibers that lie above and behind the optic chiasms. Synonym(s): commissurae supraopticae
Ganser syndrome - a psychoticlike condition, without the symptoms and signs of a traditional psychosis, occurring typically in prisoners who feign insanity. Synonym(s): nonsense syndrome; syndrome of approximate relevant answers; syndrome of deviously relevant answers
nucleus basalis of Ganser - Synonym(s): basal nucleus of Ganser
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