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|Noun||1.||memory loss - partial or total loss of memory; "he has a total blackout for events of the evening"|
anterograde amnesia, posttraumatic amnesia - loss of memory for events immediately following a trauma; sometimes in effect for events during and for a long time following the trauma
retrograde amnesia - loss of memory for events immediately preceding a trauma
forgetfulness - tendency to forget
selective amnesia - amnesia about particular events that is very convenient for the person who cannot remember; "why do politicians always develop selective amnesia when questioned about their transgressions?"
transient global amnesia - memory disorder seen in middle aged and elderly persons; characterized by an episode of amnesia and bewilderment that lasts for several hours; person is otherwise alert and intellectually active