anterograde amnesia

(redirected from Antergrade amnesia)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

anterograde amnesia

(ˈæntərəʊˌɡreɪd)
n
(Pathology) amnesia caused by brain damage in which the memory loss relates to events occurring after the damage. Compare retrograde amnesia
[from Latin anterior previous and -grade]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anterograde amnesia - loss of memory for events immediately following a traumaanterograde amnesia - loss of memory for events immediately following a trauma; sometimes in effect for events during and for a long time following the trauma
amnesia, memory loss, blackout - partial or total loss of memory; "he has a total blackout for events of the evening"