retrograde amnesia


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retrograde amnesia

n
(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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Transient epileptic amnesia (TEA) is thought to be a focal epilepsy whose major clinical feature is the presence of recurrent spells of anterograde or retrograde amnesia lasting under an hour.
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James Carmody, is retrograde amnesia, which "essentially wiped out a decade of his memory, including the shooting itself and the events leading up to it." Doug's partner, Nate, 6' 4" and 290 pounds, doesn't get pushed around easily, if at all, and his pursuit of the blank space in Doug's memory is relentless.
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Jill, suffering from retrograde amnesia, only knows what she reads, sees or is told.