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ICD-9-CM 781.99[1]

Abarognosis (origin Greek "a" not, "baros" weight, "gnosis" knowledge) is type of cortical sensory defect[2] consisting of a loss of barognosis, the ability to detect the weight of an object held in the hand or to tell the difference in weight between two objects,[3] or more succinctly "Loss of the ability to sense weight".[4] This deficit may be caused by damage to the parietal lobe.[5]

This condition is also known as 'baragnosis' and 'baroagnosis'.[6]



  1. ^ Buck 2013, pg. 92
  2. ^ Black 1995, pg. 14
  3. ^ abarognosis, Drugs.com, retrieved 2013-03-21 
  4. ^ "abarognosis", The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary, Houghton Mifflin, retrieved 2013-03-21 
  5. ^ Campbell 2012, pg. 554
  6. ^ Dorland 2011, baragnosis