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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 a patient.
Aiding memory; mnemonic.
a recalling to mind, or reminiscence. Anamnesis is often used as a narrative technique in fiction and poetry as well as in memoirs and autobiographies. A notable example is Marcel Proust's anamnesis brought on by the taste of a madeleine in the first volume of Remembrance of Things Past (1913-27). The word is from the Greek anamnesis, "to recall or remember."