- the recollection or remembrance of the past; reminiscence.
- Platonism. recollection of the Ideas, which the soul had known in a previous existence, especially by means of reasoning.
- the medical history of a patient.
- Immunology. a prompt immune response to a previously encountered antigen, characterized by more rapid onset and greater effectiveness of antibody and T cell reaction than during the first encounter, as after a booster shot in a previously immunized person.
- (often initial capital letter) a prayer in a Eucharistic service, recalling the Passion, Resurrection, and Ascension of Christ.
Origin of anamnesis
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Related Words for anamnesticrecollection, rote, reminiscence, retrospection, anamnesis, evocative, redolent, reminiscent, anamnestic, memoried, feuilleton
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Just a few words concerning mnemotechnique, mnemonic, and anamnestic.Criminal Psychology
- of or relating to anamnesis
- immunol denoting a response to antigenic stimulation characterized by the production of large amounts of antibody specific to a different antigen from that which elicited the response
- the ability to recall past events; recollection
- the case history of a patient
Word Origin for anamnesis
C17: via New Latin from Greek, from anamimnēskein to recall, from mimnēskein to call to mind
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Word Origin and History for anamnestic
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- Of or relating to the current or previous medical history of a patient.
- Aiding memory; mnemonic.
- A recalling to memory; recollection.
- The complete case history of a patient.
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