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Disease Prosopagnosia

Name Prosopagnosia
Synonyms Acquired Prosopagnosia | Acquired Prosopagnosias | Agnosia, Facial Recognition | Agnosia for Face | Agnosia for Faces | Agnosias, Facial Recognition | Developmental Prosopagnosia | Developmental Prosopagnosias | Facial Recognition Agnosia | Facial Recognition Agnosias | Prosopagnosia, Acquired | Prosopagnosia, Developmental | Prosopagnosias | Prosopagnosias, Acquired | Prosopagnosias, Developmental | Recognition Agnosia, Facial | Recognition Agnosias, Facial
Definition The inability to recognize a familiar face or to learn to recognize new faces. This visual agnosia is most often associated with lesions involving the junctional regions between the temporal and occipital lobes. The majority of cases are associated with bilateral lesions, however unilateral damage to the right occipito-temporal cortex has also been associated with this condition. (From Cortex 1995 Jun;31(2):317-29)
Categories Nervous system disease | Signs and symptoms
MeSH® ID D020238
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1. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurologic Manifestations Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurobehavioral Manifestations Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Perceptual Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Agnosia Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Prosopagnosia
2. DiseasesPathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Signs and Symptoms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurologic Manifestations Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neurobehavioral Manifestations Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Perceptual Disorders Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Agnosia Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Prosopagnosia

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Prosopagnosia
  Prosopagnosia, hereditary