acalculia


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Related to acalculia: Gerstmann syndrome, Finger agnosia

acalculia

(ˌækælˈkjuːlɪə)
n
(Psychology) psychol an inability to make simple mathematical calculations
[C20: from a-1 + Latin calculāre to calculate]

acalculia

- The inability to perform simple arithmetic.
See also related terms for inability.

acalculia

Psychiatry. an inability to work with figures; a mental block concerning calculation.
See also: Numbers
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CALCULI in the kidneys is bad; ACALCULIA means you can't add.
2) Clinical features of PCA constitute a wide variety of signs and symptoms; nevertheless, the most frequent include hemiagnosia (deficit in awareness of one side of space), optic ataxia (lack of coordination between visual inputs and hand movements, resulting in inability to reach and grab objects), visual agnosia (an impairment in recognition of visually presented objects), alexia (difficulty to understand written words), acalculia (difficulty with simple mathematical tasks), and agraphia (loss in the ability to communicate through writing).
He had alexia, agraphia, acalculia but no finger agnosia, prosopagnosia, or visual agnosias.
2008) sobre os prejuizos cognitivos causados por AVC indica que infartos em HE resultam geralmente em afasia, mutismo, apraxia bucofacial, agrafia, acalculia, apraxia ideacional e desorientacao quanto a lateralidade direita/esquerda.
Reportes de casos han mostrado secuelas a la isquemia, como acalculia (20-22), trastornos de panico (23), mutismo acinetico (24), delirios de parasitosis (25), tambien conocido como sindrome de Ekbom, donde hay una idea distorsionada de estar infestado con parasitos, con percepciones cenestesicas (26); tambien otros, como cambios comportamentales y deterioro cognitivo (27), posiblemente asociado con desconexion de las vias del sistema limbico (28).
1997): Cerebral pathways for calculation: double dissociations between Gerstmann's acalculia and subcortical acalculia.
Entre 1924 y 1930 el neurologo austriaco Josef Gerstmann (1887- [cruz]1969) publico tres articulos describiendo lo que consideraba un nuevo sindrome caracterizado por agnosia digital, agrafia, acalculia y desorientacion derecha-izquierda (Gerstmann, 1940).