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Mesh term Amnesia

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Memory Disorders
Neurocognitive Disorders


Pathologic partial or complete loss of the ability to recall past experiences (AMNESIA, RETROGRADE) or to form new memories (AMNESIA, ANTEROGRADE). This condition may be of organic or psychologic origin. Organic forms of amnesia are usually associated with dysfunction of the DIENCEPHALON or HIPPOCAMPUS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp426-7)

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Alcoholic Korsakoff Syndrome
Amnesia, Anterograde
Amnesia, Retrograde
Amnesia, Transient Global

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