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Anton's syndrome

noun An·ton's syndrome \ˈan-ˌtänz-\
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Anton syndrome

Medical Definition of Anton's syndrome

  1. :  a rare disorder in which blindness associated with damage to the cerebral cortex especially of the occipital lobes is accompanied by denial of visual loss by the patient Anton's syndrome is usually associated with bilateral cerebral infarcts in the distribution of the posterior cerebral arteries.—Kenneth M. Heilman, in Awareness of Deficit After Brain Injury …, 1991 Unawareness or denial of blindness in the Anton syndrome is coupled with confabulations.—Michael S. Myslobodsky and Leslie Hicks, in The Mythomanias …, 1997

Biographical Note for anton's syndrome


\ˈän-ˌtōn\play ,


(1858–1933), German neuropsychiatrist. Anton first described the syndrome that bears his name in an article published in 1899.

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