retrograde amnesia


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Related to retrograde amnesia: anterograde amnesia

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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Freedman, "Functional retrograde amnesia: A Quantitative Case Study," Neuropsychologia, vol.
Memory consolidation, retrograde amnesia and the hippocampal complex.
Later, they had the mice to suffer from retrograde amnesia by injecting anisomycin, which alters memory formation.
The temporally graded retrograde amnesia for general memories in our study and for PS in Gilboa et al.'s study [39] likely reflects the progression of AD within the lateral temporal neocortex.
Clinical Signs of Brain Concussion at the Initial Examination Variable Value Anterograde Amnesia (a) 29/35 (82.9%) Median Duration, min 60 (5-600) Loss of Consciousness (a) 17/35 (48.6%) Retrograde Amnesia (a) 8/35 (22.9%) Median Duration, min 37.5 (5-2000) (a) Data are presented as No.
Retrograde amnesia erased all memory of the accident's circumstances.
His trial was earlier postponed following three doctors' ruling that he was "incapable of standing proceedings due to extensive retrograde amnesia."
The injury left her with complete retrograde amnesia, the inability to remember the past, a condition sometimes called Hollywood amnesia because it seldom happens outside the movies.
After a car accident causes retrograde amnesia, Samantha Newly digs through clues to discover that she was a horrible person.
Athletes who suffer from a concussion may show signs of being dazed or disoriented, or experience retrograde amnesia (where they can't remember things that happened before the traumatic event) or anterograde amnesia (where they can't remember things that happened after the event).
She is involved in a hit-and-run accident and ends up suffering retrograde amnesia.
- SEASON 1 (Cert 12, 450 mins) CHRISTINA Applegate headlines this US sitcom playing the titular vice president of a real estate firm who is involved in a hit-andrun accident and suffers retrograde amnesia. With her mind wiped clean, Samantha discovers that before her trauma, she was a selfish, uncaring soul who tormented her parents and best friends.