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anamnesis

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noun an·am·ne·sis \ˌa-ˌnam-ˈnē-səs\

Definition of anamnesis

plural an·am·ne·sesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. 1 :  a recalling to mind :  reminiscence

  2. 2 :  a preliminary case history of a medical or psychiatric patient



Examples of anamnesis

  1. <an extended, highly fruitful anamnesis that was triggered by the simple act of biting into a madeleine>



Origin of anamnesis

New Latin, from Greek anamnēsis, from anamimnēskesthai to remember, from ana- + mimnēskesthai to remember — more at mind


First Known Use: circa 1593

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anamnesis

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noun an·am·ne·sis \ˌan-ˌam-ˈnē-səs\

Medical Definition of anamnesis

plural an·am·ne·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. 1:  a recalling to mind

  2. 2:  a preliminary case history of a medical or psychiatric patient




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