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Descriptor English: Prosopagnosia
Descriptor Spanish: Prosopagnosia
Descriptor Portuguese: Prosopagnosia
Descriptor French: Prosopagnosie
Entry term(s): Acquired Prosopagnosia
Acquired Prosopagnosias
Agnosia for Face
Agnosia for Faces
Agnosia, Facial Recognition
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
Tree number(s): C10.597.606.762.100.650
C23.888.592.604.764.100.650
F01.700.750.100.650
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020238
Scope note: 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)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Agnosia (1967-1999)
Vision Disorders (1967-1999)
Public MeSH Note: 2000
History Note: 2000
Related: Facial Recognition MeSH
DeCS ID: 34324
Unique ID: D020238
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2000/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/11/08
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Prosopagnosia - Preferred
Concept UI M0328275
Scope note 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)
Preferred term Prosopagnosia
Entry term(s) Agnosia for Face
Agnosia for Faces
Agnosia, Facial Recognition
Agnosias, Facial Recognition
Facial Recognition Agnosia
Facial Recognition Agnosias
Prosopagnosias
Recognition Agnosia, Facial
Recognition Agnosias, Facial
Prosopagnosia, Developmental - Narrower
Concept UI M0337458
Preferred term Prosopagnosia, Developmental
Entry term(s) Developmental Prosopagnosia
Developmental Prosopagnosias
Prosopagnosias, Developmental
Prosopagnosia, Acquired - Narrower
Concept UI M0337457
Preferred term Prosopagnosia, Acquired
Entry term(s) Acquired Prosopagnosia
Acquired Prosopagnosias
Prosopagnosias, Acquired



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