- he recollection or remembrance of the past; reminiscence.
- 2.Platonism . recollection of the Ideas, which the soul hadknown in a previous existence, esp. by means of reasoning.
- 3.the Medical history of a patient.
- 4.Immunology . a prompt immune response to a previously encountered antigen, characterized by more rapid on set andgreater effectiveness of antibody and T-cell reaction thanduring the first encounter, as after a booster shot in apreviously immunized person.
- 5.( often initial capital letter ) a prayer in a Eucharisticservice, recalling the Passion, Resurrection, and Ascensionof Christ. Use anamnestic in a SentenceOrigin:
denoting a response to antigenic stimulationcharacterized by the production of large amounts of antibodyspecific to a different antigen from that which elicited theresponse
Pronunciation: /ˌan-ˌam-ˈnē-səs/ Function: n pl -ne·ses ; Pronunciation: /-ˌsēz/ '1 ': a recalling to mind '2 ': a preliminary case history of a medical or psychiatric patient
Pronunciation: /-ˈnes-tik/ Function: adj '1 ': of or relating to an anamnesis '2 ': of or relating to a second rapid increased production ofantibodies in response to an immunogenic substance after serumantibodies from a first response can no longer be detected in the blood.
- 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.
anamnestic an·am·nes·tic (ān'ām-něs'tĭk)
- Of or relating to the current or previous medical history of apatient.
- Aiding memory; mnemonic.
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