anterograde amnesia


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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]
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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"
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William's symptoms are similar to anterograde amnesia, typically brought on by an event or trauma, causing rapid memory loss.
BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP (15) FOLLOWING a car accident, Christine (Nicole Kidman) is diagnosed with anterograde amnesia.
FOLLOWING a car accident, 47-year-old Christine Lucas (Nicole Kidman) is diagnosed with anterograde amnesia.
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Lobatz noted that patients who have longer periods of anterograde amnesia "tend to have a more prolonged course to recovery or incomplete recovery.