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anosognosia


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Impaired ability or refusal to recognize that one has a sensory or motor impairment or, in some cases following a massive stroke and hemiplegia, even to recognize part of one's body as one's own. Also spelt anosagnosia. See also Anton's syndrome, agnosia. [From French anosognosi, named in 1914 by the French neurologist Josef F(rançois) F(élix) Babinski (1857–1932), from Greek an- without + nosos a disorder + gnosis knowledge + -ia indicating a condition or quality]


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