amimia

noun

amim·​ia (ˈ)ā-ˈmim-ē-ə How to pronounce amimia (audio)
1
: loss or impairment of the power of communicating thought by gestures, due to cerebral disease or injury
2
: loss of the power to give facial expression to emotion (as in a smile) because of paralysis of the facial muscles

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“Amimia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/amimia. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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