anamnesis: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (an"am-nē'sis), [key]
— pl. -ses
  1. the recollection or remembrance of the past; reminiscence.
  2. recollection of the Ideas, which the soul had known in a previous existence, esp. by means of reasoning.
  3. the medical history of a patient.
  4. 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.
  5. (often cap.) a prayer in a Eucharistic service, recalling the Passion, Resurrection, and Ascension of Christ.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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