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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Sridevi grew up to be known for not just her ability for slip into myriad roles - whether the double role in ChaalBaaz, as a woman with retrograde amnesia in Sadma, a shape-shifting woman in Nagina, a goofy crime journalist in Mr.
It is by now well established that the Second Republic of Austria has displayed a kind of retrograde amnesia regarding its years under Austrofascism and National Socialism.
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.
Jill, suffering from retrograde amnesia, only knows what she reads, sees or is told.
Marilyn wakes from her coma but does not recognise John and is diagnosed with retrograde amnesia.
HOME & AWAY- FIVE JOHN is distraught at Marilyn's condition, and even when she wakes from her coma, the news isn't good - she has retrograde amnesia and can't remember anything that has happened to her since 1996, including meeting John.
A preliminary study was carried on mice who suffered from amnesia, and it was found that patients suffering from retrograde amnesia -- where the person losses memory access, actually don't lose their memory but it will become inaccessible for recall.
There have been more studies on malingered anterograde amnesia (8) than on retrograde amnesia, making her presentation even more unusual.
15PM Oh no - Elisabeth Rohm has woken from a coma with retrograde amnesia.
In the literature the risk factors for a delayed return to rugby were younger age, initial loss of consciousness, a headache that lasts more than 3 hours and retrograde amnesia (28, 29).
A mild traumatic brain injury is defined as a maximum 20 minutes consciousness loss or as a short period of retrograde amnesia, GCS (Glasgow Coma Scale) score of 13-15, without focal neurological deficits, without seizures and with normal head CT scan.
Brown cleverly adopts a new device here though - - we first find Langdon coming round in a hospital bed, attended by Dr Brooks, with what seems to be retrograde amnesia.