retrograde amnesia

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retrograde amnesia

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(Psychology) amnesia caused by a trauma such as concussion, in which the memory loss relates to material learnt before the trauma. Compare anterograde amnesia
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Noun1.retrograde amnesia - loss of memory for events immediately preceding a 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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The study examined differences in outcome in relationship to concussion severity markers such as disorientation, posttraumatic amnesia, retrograde amnesia, and change in mental status for more than 5 minutes.