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Partial or total loss of memory, usually resulting from shock, psychological disturbance, brain injury, or illness.

[Greek amnēsiā, forgetfulness, probably alteration of amnēstiā, from amnēstos, not remembered : a-, not; see a-1 + mimnēskein, mnē-, to remember; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

am·ne′si·ac′ (-nē′zē-ăk′, -zhē-ăk′), am·ne′sic (-zĭk, -sĭk) n. & adj.
am·nes′tic (-nĕs′tĭk) adj.


(Medicine) causing amnesia
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Adj.1.amnestic - of or relating to or caused by amnesiaamnestic - of or relating to or caused by amnesia
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This overactivity is a characteristic feature of amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), the symptomatic pre-dementia stage of Alzheimer's disease.
The 10 patients had memory loss related to Alzheimer's disease, amnestic mild cognitive impairment, or subjective cognitive impairment.
The rapid onset of sedation, coupled with the amnestic features of Xyrem, particularly when combined with alcohol, has proven to be dangerous for the voluntary and involuntary user (e.
Disrupted Functional Brain Connectivity and its Association to Structural Connectivity in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's disease.
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The drug, commonly used to treat epilepsy, calms hyperactivity in the brain of patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), a clinically recognized condition in which memory impairment is greater than expected for a person's age and which greatly increases risk for Alzheimer's dementia, according to the study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University and published this week in NeuroImage: Clinical.
Bioavailable testosterone is associated with a reduced risk of amnestic mild cognitive impairment in older men.
Central benzodiazepine receptor (BDZ-R) agonists have been known to induce multiple effects including anxiolytic, myorelaxant, anticovulsant, hypnotic and amnestic effects (44-46).
New study data presented today at the Alzheimer s Association International ConferenceA 2014 (ICA) showed that a positive 18F flutemetamol PET scan for brain amyloid was a highly significant predictor of progression from amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment (aMCI) to probable Alzheimer s disease (pAD).
Researchers set out to investigate the association of cardiac disease with amnestic and non-amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI and naMCI, respectively).
On the contrary, several previous studies have observed selective effects of amnestic drugs (e.
The old DSM-IV category of deliriurn, dementia, and amnestic and other cognitive disorders has been replaced in the DSM-5 by the neurocognitive disorders category.