retrograde amnesia


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retrograde amnesia

[′re·trə‚grād am′nē·zha]
(medicine)
Loss of memory for events occurring prior to, but not after, the onset of a current disease or trauma.
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Susumu Tonegawa, the director of the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Saitama in Japan and lead author of the study said, "Our conclusion is that in retrograde amnesia, past memories may not be erased, but could simply be lost and inaccessible for recall.
The following terms were identified as appropriate: Searching for amnesia uncovered reports under this term, but also reports listed as transient amnesia, transient global amnesia, wandering amnesia, anterograde amnesia, dissociative amnesia and retrograde amnesia.
Unlike the other types of ECT-induced memory impairment, retrograde amnesia may be permanent.
Our patient had visual disturbances, slight paresis of the right leg, nystagmus, cognitive deficit, retrograde amnesia, and status epilepticus.
Many people with amnesia have a memory gap that extends back from a particular incident and is known as retrograde amnesia.
HOME Secretary, Theresa May, seems to be suffering from retrograde amnesia when she criticises the Labour Party would-be appointees for the job of police commissioner at pounds 85k per annum.
CHRISTINA Applegate headlines this US sitcom playing a boss of a real estate firm, who is involved in a hit and run accident and suffers retrograde amnesia.
He added: "Six months of therapy at the local psychiatric clinic, where he was diagnosed with retrograde amnesia, did not bring any improvement.
is a comedy that begins with a coma: Christine Applegate stars as Sam, who, upon regaining consciousness, suffers from retrograde amnesia.
Bruce retained his semantic and procedural abilities, suggesting that he is most likely suffering from a psychogenic retrograde amnesia, for it is in such cases that episodic memory tends to be compromised, with sparing of other categories and the capacity to form new memories.