anamnesis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n anamnesis the ability to recall past occurrences
    • n anamnesis the case history of a medical patient as recalled by the patient
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Anamnesis (Rhet) A recalling to mind; recollection.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n anamnesis In psychology, the act or process of reproduction in memory; reminiscence.
    • n anamnesis In rhetoric, a figure which consists in calling to remembrance something overlooked.
    • n anamnesis In Platonic philosophy, the vague recollection of a state of existence preceding the present life. Is. Taylor.
    • n anamnesis ln medicine, the account given by a patient or his friends of the history of his case up to the time when he is placed under the care of a physician.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Anamnesis an-am-nēs′is the recalling of things past to memory: the recollection of the Platonic pre-existence: the history of his illness given by the patient to his physician.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. 'ana`mnhsis, fr. to remind, recall to memory; + to put in mind
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.

Usage

In literature:

Anamnesis, aetiology, and present state, albumen in the urine, justified the diagnosis.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
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