systematized anaesthesia

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • anaesthesia —    Also written as anesthesia. The term anaesthesia comes from the Greek noun anaisthèsia,which means numbness. In a broad sense, it refers to a loss or impairment of sensitivity to stimuli in any of the sensory modalities. As a rule, however,… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • total anaesthesia —    Also known as generalized anaesthesia and systematized anaesthesia. All three terms are indebted to the Greek noun anaisthèsia,which means numbness. They are used to denote a generalized loss or impairment of sensitivity to stimuli in the… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • conversion anaesthesia —    Also known as psychogenic anaesthesia. Both terms are used to denote the inability or strongly diminished ability to perceive tactile sensations, due to * sensory conversion. An extreme variant of this symptom, described in hypnosis and… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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