Anamnesis



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.
Historical Examples

Frequently these early symptoms are reported in the anamnesis and not actually observed by the physician.
Benign Stupors August Hoch

Recollection (anamnesis) alone would prove pre-existence, but not existence after death.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3 Various

The material furnished by the anamnesis is the source from which our work starts.
Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology C. G. Jung

An aunt who gave the anamnesis had known the patient only since she came to the United States, a year before admission.
Benign Stupors August Hoch

With the exception of negativism, which appears only in the anamnesis, all the cardinal stupor symptoms are found in this history.
Benign Stupors August Hoch

The anamnesis states that she was slow, complained of not being able to think and feeling as if she had no brain.
Benign Stupors August Hoch

noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
the ability to recall past events; recollection
the case history of a patient
n.

“recollection, remembrance,” 1650s, from Greek anamnesis “a calling to mind, remembrance,” noun of action from stem of anamimneskein “to remember, to remind (someone) of (something), make mention of,” from ana “back” (see ana-) + mimneskesthai (see amnesia). Related: Anamnestic.

anamnesis an·am·ne·sis (ān’ām-nē’sĭs)
n. pl. an·am·ne·ses (-sēz)

A recalling to memory; recollection.

The complete case history of a patient.

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