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Agnosia MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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coordinate IM with type of stimulus that is not recognized (IM)
Scope Note
Loss of the ability to comprehend the meaning or recognize the importance of various forms of stimulation that cannot be attributed to impairment of a primary sensory modality. Tactile agnosia is characterized by an inability to perceive the shape and nature of an object by touch alone, despite unimpaired sensation to light touch, position, and other primary sensory modalities.
Entry Term(s)
Agnosia for Pain
Agnosia for Smell
Agnosia for Taste
Agnosia for Temperature
Auditory Agnosia
Auditory Agnosia, Congenital
Body-Image Agnosia
Congenital Auditory Agnosia
Developmental Agnosia
Finger Agnosia
Gustatory Agnosia
Ideational Agnosia
Olfactory Agnosia
Position Agnosia
Sensory Agnosia
Somatosensory Agnosia
Tactile Agnosia
Time Agnosia
Topographical Agnosia
Visual Agnosia
Visual Agnosia for Objects
Visual Disorientation Syndrome
Visuospatial Agnosia
NLM Classification #
WL 340
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Agnosia Preferred
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Time Agnosia Narrower
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Visuospatial Agnosia Narrower
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