transient global amnesia

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Noun1.transient global amnesia - memory disorder seen in middle aged and elderly personstransient 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
amnesia, memory loss, blackout - partial or total loss of memory; "he has a total blackout for events of the evening"
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According to a police report, Bruce Adams of 37 Carleton Road in the Rochdale section of Leicester suffered an attack of transient global amnesia at his home on July 4 after engaging in a sex act with the teen, whom he had met through a Putnam theater group earlier this year.
Patients with cranial or peripheral neuropathy; dementia; labyrinthitis/benign positional vertigo; psychiatric disorders, in particular, conversion reaction; syncope; and transient global amnesia may also present with neurological symptoms suggestive of stroke.
This search revealed reports listed as transient amnesia, transient global amnesia, wandering amnesia, anterograde amnesia, dissociative amnesia, and retrograde amnesia.
Sirven, including syncope, transient ischemic attack, transient global amnesia, vertigo, and delirium.
Additional symptoms that may indicate altitude illness include vertigo, "feeling hung over," thirst, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), nightmares and change in vision with retinal hemorrhage, slowing of speech, excess flatulence, swelling of the hands and feet, and transient global amnesia.

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