(Greek: by the side of, beside, past, beyond; contrary, wrong, irregular, abnormal)
2. Disordered or perverted memory, especially of the meaning of words: Maybe Aunt Mary was getting so old that she was suffering from paramnesia and just couldn't understand what Sally was telling her, although she was using just simple terms to explain herself.
3. False recollections, as of events that have never occurred: Doug was positive that he left his keys in the bowl beside the front door but, even though he searched everywhere, he didn't find them there but in the kitchen drawer, and his wife was sure that he experienced a bout of paramnesia!
The paramyxoviruses include the agents of mumps, measles (rubeola), RSV (respiratory syncytial virus, which mainly afflicts children), Newcastle disease, parainfluenza, Sendai virus and Hendra virus.
Many of the paramyxoviruses cause disease in animals; such as, canine distemper and turkey rhinotracheitis.
A condition where there is an insensitivity to pain, usually following an interruption of the nerve supply or under the influence of a drug that blocks the pain sensation. The individual is fully conscious.
2. A psychiatric disorder characterized by an elaborate, overly suspicious system of thinking which often includes delusions of persecution and grandeur usually centered on one major theme; such as, a financial matter, a job situation, an unfaithful spouse, or another problem including being followed or monitored by a governmental intelligence agency; by outer space aliens; being the victim of computer tampering; or of being poisoned.
3. A condition in which patients show persistent persecutory delusions or delusional jealousy, with emotion and behavior appropriate to the content of the delusional system.
The condition also is characterized by symptoms of schizophrenia; such as, bizarre delusions or incoherence and it is stated that the illness is not a result of an organic disease of the brain (Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 18th Edition, 1997).
2. Concerning or afflicted with paranoia.
2. Exhibiting or characterized by extreme and irrational fear or distrust of others: "He had a paranoid suspicion that government agents were listening to his phone calls."
2. An exaggerated, sometimes grandiose, belief or suspicion that the person is being harassed, persecuted, or treated unfairly.