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n. pl. an·am·ne·ses (-sēz)
1. Psychology A recalling to memory; recollection.
2. Medicine The complete history recalled and recounted by a patient.

[Greek anamnēsis, from anamimnēskein, anamnē-, to remind : ana-, ana- + mimnēskein, to recall; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

an′am·nes′tic (-nĕs′tĭk) adj.
an′am·nes′ti·cal·ly adv.


n, pl -ses (-siːz)
1. (Medicine) the ability to recall past events; recollection
2. (Medicine) the case history of a patient
[C17: via New Latin from Greek, from anamimnēskein to recall, from mimnēskein to call to mind]


(ˌæn æmˈni sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
1. the recollection or remembrance of the past; reminiscence.
2. the medical history of a patient.
3. a prompt immune response to a previously encountered antigen, as after a booster shot in a previously immunized person.
[1650–60; < New Latin < Greek anámnēsis <ana(mi)mnḗ(skein) to remember]
an`am•nes′tic (-ˈnɛs tɪk) adj.
an`am•nes′ti•cal•ly, adv.


1. a reminiscence.
2. (cap.) the section of Christian liturgies rehearsing the sacriflee of Christ and ending “Do this in remembrance of me.” — anamnestic, adj.
See also: Memory
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anamnesis - the case history of a medical patient as recalled by the patientanamnesis - the case history of a medical patient as recalled by the patient
case history - detailed record of the background of a person or group under study or treatment
family history - part of a patient's medical history in which questions are asked in an attempt to find out whether the patient has hereditary tendencies toward particular diseases
2.anamnesis - the ability to recall past occurrencesanamnesis - the ability to recall past occurrences
retentiveness, retentivity, retention, memory - the power of retaining and recalling past experience; "he had a good memory when he was younger"
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Based on anamnesis and physical examination, a diagnosis of a penile fracture was made clinically.
Discovering one's Christian identity as a process of receiving or recalling a "true self" was popularized by Thomas Merton, but anamnesis was a powerful conviction of the Middle Ages through the Consolation of Philosophy of Severinus Boethius.
Readers familiar with Bernard Stiegler's work on anamnesis and hypomnesis will find much of interest.
These sculptures confront us with a complex material anamnesis of a past and present time wherein the subjectivity of the past or that of the artist's present merge.
Because this means that our intellect is always already dependent on our prior knowledge of the forms, ultimately, for Plato, the doctrine of anamnesis implies eternal recognition of the forms from a state of preexistence.
She was willingly admitted to a polyclinic, accompanied by her brother She reported that she was confused about her gender According to her anamnesis, she was raised in a culture where boys and masculinity function are important, she has five brothers, her five sisters who were born before her died before the age of 3 due to unknown reasons.
In the mass, the anamnesis is the moment that worshipers specifically call to mind the events of God's saving history and especially all that Christ has done on their behalf.
Cutaneous findings are nonspecific, and an accurate anamnesis is essential for making this challenging diagnosis.
Based on the anamnesis, physical examination and imaging methods, the patient was diagnosed as having advanced Hoffa's syndrome with ossification seen in the X-ray scan.
Se valoro la anamnesis, parametros clinicos y caracteristicas del tratamiento sugerentes de enfermedad coronaria y factores de riesgo para la misma.
A detailed anamnesis including information about age, gender, height, weight, job, educational status, characteristics of widespread body pain, accompanying complaints, duration of complaints (month) and presence of comorbidities were obtained both from the patient and control groups.
Respecto al diagnostico en los caninos, los cuadros clinicos, aunque muy variables y poco especificos, son orientadores siempre que se apoyen en una anamnesis exhaustiva que ofrezca datos epidemiologicos relevantes como ser: habitat, tipo de actividad, tiempo de exposicion al vector, zona geografica y procedencia (7).