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Anomia MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Anomia
Tree Number(s)
C10.597.606.150.500.090
C23.888.592.604.150.500.090
Unique ID
D000849
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000849
Annotation
inability to name objects: do not confuse with ANOMIE ("state of social disorganization & demoralization in society...", often called "anomia")
Scope Note
A language dysfunction characterized by the inability to name people and objects that are correctly perceived. The individual is able to describe the object in question, but cannot provide the name. This condition is associated with lesions of the dominant hemisphere involving the language areas, in particular the TEMPORAL LOBE. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p484)
Entry Term(s)
Anomic Dysphasia
Aphasia, Amnesic
Aphasia, Anomic
Aphasia, Nominal
Color Anomia
Dysnomia
Nominal Dysphasia
Previous Indexing
Aphasia (1966-1979)
Public MeSH Note
1991; see under APHASIA 1980-1990, see APHASIA 1975-1979
History Note
1991(1980); use APHASIA 1975-1979
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1978/12/14
Revision Date
1999/11/08
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