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Abarognosis (origin Greek "a" not, "baros" weight, "gnosis" knowledge) is a condition where a person loses their sense of weight. It is a type of cortical sensory defect caused by damage to the parietal lobe.

Other names

This condition is also known as 'baragnosis' and 'baroagnosis'.

Cause

It can be caused any lesion or disease that affects the parietal lobe of the brains such as trauma, tumor, or ischemia.

Symptoms

Loss of ability to sense the weight of the objects when eyes are closed and no visual or other clues are present.

Diagnosis

In addition to history, a simple clinical test by putting to different objects with different weights in the hands of the person with eyes closed and asking them which hand carries the heavier object. Repeat the test to control for serendipity.

Tests

Imaging studies including CT brain, and MRI to look for any lesions in the parietal lobes.

Treatment

Treatment depends on the cause.

Prognosis

Prognosis depends on the cause.

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