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[mass noun] Loss of the ability to perform simple calculations, typically resulting from disease or injury of the parietal lobe of the brain.
- ‘Patients with acalculia are unable to perform mathematical calculations, although some other numerical processing may still be available to them.’
- ‘This reported acalculia, specifically anarithmetria, is a feature atypical for the pure syndrome of alexia without agraphia.’
- ‘The clinical terms are acalculia, for people like Signora Gaddi who lost her sense of numbers after a stroke, and dyscalculia for people who were born without numbers.’
- ‘Testing of acalculia has to encroach both oral and written calculations with clinical and standardized neuropsychological tests.’
- ‘Denburg and Tranel have described three general categories of acalculia, which are summarized in Table 11-1.’
- ‘This site gives links to pertinent other sites, including on smoker brain damage, especially acalculia, and an overview of the background on the smoking-gambling connection.’
Early 20th century: from a- ‘not’ + Latin calculare calculate + -ia.
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