Definition of Astereognosis

1. Noun. A loss of the ability to recognize objects by handling them.

Exact synonyms: Tactile Agnosia
Generic synonyms: Agnosia



Medical Definition of Astereognosis

1. Synonym: tactile agnosia. Origin: G. A-priv. + stereos, solid + gnosis, knowledge (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Astereognosis

asteatosis
asteatosis cutis
asteism
asteisms
asteismus
asteistic
astel
astelic
astelies
astels
astely
astemizole
aster
aster family
asteraceae
astereognosis (current term)
asteria
asterias
asteriated
asterid
asterid dicot family
asterid dicot genus
asteridea
asteridian
asterids
asterion
asteriosaponins
asteriotoxins
asterisc
asterisci

Literary usage of Astereognosis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports by Philadelphia General Hospital, Philadelphia (Pa.) Dept. of Public Health and Charities. Bureau of Charitis, Australian Universities Commission Committee on Teaching Cost of Medical Hospitals (1901)
"NOTE ON THE RELATION OF THE "SPACING SENSE" TO astereognosis. BY FX DERCUM, MD As was long ago demonstrated, by Hoffman, a large number of factors enter ..."

2. A Manual of the practice of medicine by Arthur Albert Stevens (1915)
"astereognosis.—This is an inability to recognize objects by handling them. It usually indicates a lesion of the superior parietal convolution. ..."

3. Review of Neurology and Psychiatry (1904)
"FUNCTIONAL astereognosis. By GEORGE E. RENNIE, MD, MRCPLond., ... A condition of astereognosis has also been proved to exist in cases reported by Williamson ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"The loss of muscular sense and the astereognosis are therefore open to the same ... It was not determined whether there were astereognosis and loss of ..."

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